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Wheel Pose

Angle Based Images : Wheel Pose Video
Angle Based Images : Wheel Pose Video
Angle Based Images : Wheel Pose Video
Angle Based Images : Wheel Pose Video
Angle Based Images : Wheel Pose Video
Wheel Pose : Step 1
Step 1 Begin lying on your back with your knees bent and feet on the ground hip-width apart. Outer edges of your feet are parallel.
Wheel Pose : Step 2
Step 2 Bend your elbows and place your hands on either side of your head shoulder-width apart with fingers pointing toward shoulders.
Wheel Pose : Step 3
Step 3 Pressing into your feet and hands equally, lift your hips and lengthen your arms. Keep pressing into your feet through the big toes and reach your chest away from your feet as you stay here for at least three deep breaths.
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Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Be sure to tuck your chin to your chest before you slowly come down.

Tips

Not recommended for those with neck, wrist, or back maladies, or those suffering from insomnia, diarrhea, headaches, or high or low blood pressure. Not recommended for pregnant women.

Benefits

Strengthens your arms, wrists, abdomen, legs, shoulders and chest. Helps alleviate stress, depression and anxiety. This pose is said to be therapeutic for osteoporosis. Builds confidence and improves posture. Is alleged to aid digestion.

Modifications

To deepen the pose, press into the big toe mound of the feet, reach your chest away from your feet, and lengthen your arms.

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