#UrdhvaDhanurasana – Full Wheel Pose

By Bree Pastore

#UrdhvaDhanurasana – also known as full wheel pose.

This is an intermediate to advanced backbend. It engages the mind, body and spirit. If you’re anything like me, I had not tried this since I was probably 10 years old in a tumbling class. Unless you have known back issues or are currently suffering from an injury, you should give it a try! Here is why:

Urdhva Dhanurasana is thought to awaken all seven of the #chakras which in turn engages all the processes of the body to be in agreement with each other. Wheel pose is also a heart opener. What does that mean you may ask? These poses allow us to accept love and shine our own light into the world around us. Just as we all should practice opening our hearts to those around us by accepting more positive thoughts and emotions in our lives, we can also practice this in the physical sense by opening up our heart space. Happy backbending!

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