Wheel Pose: Full Posture

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Instructor Tracey Noseworthy
Average: 4.9 (39 votes)
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Tracey's energy and smile make this class a pure joy, particularly when it takes you into the full pose, wheel posture (chakrasana), also known as upward facing bow pose (urdva dhanurasana). We hope that you will appreciate the gradual, progressive nature of this class and how safe and effective this approach can be. Your spine is delicate, so the gentle opening is a nice way to move into a deep backbend. If you're new to wheel, we recommend that you start with the first class in this series: Wheel Pose: Open the Heart.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa Yoga


Great class/series
PattyRoma 6 months ago

Thank you, Tracey, great class that gets right to those sticky spots in the shoulders/arms/hips and great series on wheel pose!

Love this class
sarahjwou 7 months ago

I’ve been intentionally working on wheel, mostly because I want to improve my wheel and build strength. I’ve never had a flexible back and wheel has always felt particularly difficult for me. However, I love this flow and I felt that wheel was easier this time around, given the warm up all the way up to the final pose. Thank you Tracy! Your gentle spirit and mindful choreography made this so enjoyable :)

mntmadre 9 months ago

Smooth practice that was engaging, challenging, relaxing and fun all in one. Great stuff and I always cringe when I hear wheel pose because it’s hard for me. Can’t wait to come back. Thanks Tracy!! Keep being awesome

Comfortable journey to wheel pose.
PeacefulRN 10 months ago

Compact, all-around stretch and flow leading to wheel. Nicely paced, modifications offered, and great cues. I was able to (sort of) comfortably get into wheel x 2. Still not an easy pose for me, but I didn't feel the usually pinching and "uh-oh!" sensations. Long-ish stretch for the hamstrings/groin/IT band just prior to savasana. Thank you, Tracey!

Love u Tracey!!! Can’t
Crownee23 10 months ago

Love u Tracey!!! Can’t believe I did it! Namaste

Thank you for this very nice
Audinette 1 year ago

Thank you for this very nice morning practice. Felt great to start the day with a wheel and LOTS of gratitude :)

Sitting on tucked toes was the hardest part!
doubletwizzle 1 year ago

This class was a great gradual way into wheel pose. I have done full wheel before but it's been awhile. However, the biggest, and unexpected challenge was sitting on tucked toes for so long! My entire legs to toes were burning and I had to take more than one break! Otherwise, great class.

Breaks are Good
mrswright2015 1 year ago

I loved that Tracey needed a break as much as I did during this session. Had she not taken a break when she did, my wrists would not have had the rest they needed to get into wheel later in the class. I will say that maybe a seated meditation where we gathered all of our newly created energy into lovingkindness for ourselves would have been nice there. As she said in a previous class, we come to the mat to meet ourselves; sending lovingkindness to ourselves halfway through a tough practice would have had a nice effect.

Lots of Goodness

Loved the Wheel Build-up with Tracey, part 1 and 2.
Again, great preparation for the whole body, and wonderful counter-poses to keep the spine moving. The transition from side plank to Wild Thing was a refreshing new way of entering the pose, and got my standing leg straight.
Bottom line: Big Gratitude for all the great classes here on DYWM, and this one too, Tracey, David, and team!