Chakrasana - Wheel Pose

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
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Chakrasana comes from the word chakra, which means wheel in Sanskrit, since the posture resembles a wheel. It is a deep back bend that demands flexibility and strength in several parts of the body simultaneously, including the shoulders, arms, wrists, abdominals, back, legs and gluts. It is one of the most effective ways to open the front of the body.

Pose Position: Lying
Body Position: Backbends
Body Part: Core, Shoulders, Arms, Back, Hips, Legs

Muscle Groups

Upper Body: Trapezius, Deltoids, Triceps, Wrist Flexors, Erector Spinae, Abdominals
Lower Body: Gluteus Maximus, Psoas, Quadriceps