What is Wheel?

Wheel is a challenging, energizing yoga pose. This backbend position helps strengthen and stretch the wrists, arms, spine, legs and abdomen and stimulates the cardiovascular system.

How do you do Wheel?

  • Step 1

    Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Keep your heels as close to your buttocks as possible and rest your arms at your sides.

  • Step 2

    Bend your elbows and spread your fingers on the floor beside your head, fingers pointing toward your shoulders.

  • Step 3

    Exhale and lift your buttocks and torso toward the sky, keeping your feet and hips parallel. Straighten your arms as you lift your shoulders and head off the floor. Let your head hang between your arms.

How do you modify Wheel?

  • Wheel for Beginners

  • Advanced Wheel

  • Wheel for Weak Knees

  • Wheel for Weak Wrists

  • Wheel for Weak Shoulders

What are the benefits of Wheel?

  • Full-body Strength

  • Full Body Stretch

  • Flexibility

Expert opinion

Heart-openers like wheel are my favorite postures.

They force you to embrace being vulnerable and help break down the ‘walls’ we build up in our hearts and minds.

Annika Peick,Power Life Yoga in Prairie Village, KS

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