Chakrasana is a part of the Ashtanga Yoga procedures. It is also called Urdva Dhanurasana because when the posture is assumed it looks like a Bow looking upwards. The asana provides great flexibility to our spine.
Steps to do Chakrasana-
• First, lie down on your back with your legs apart and bend your knees.
• Then bring your palms under your shoulders and the fingers should point the shoulders with elbows apart.
• Breathe and lift your shoulders, elbows and hips while pressing your palms and feet firmly into the floor.
• Your spine should make a semi circular arch.
• Push the hips and chest upside as much as possible.
• This position should be held for 20-30 seconds.
• To come back to normal, bend your elbows and knees to bring your shoulder, hips and spine down to the floor.
Cautions for Chakrasana-
• Should be avoided if suffering from a heart problem.
• Avoid it in case of a back injury.
• High BP/Low BP patients should not do it.
• Avoid in hernia or spinal problems.
Health Benefits of Chakrasana-
• Good for heart.
• It gives strength to liver, kidneys and pancreas.
• It gives strength to arms, shoulders, hands, wrists and legs.
• It helps in stimulation of thyroid and pituitary glands.
• Helps in relieving stress and counteracts depression.
• Increases energy in the body.
• It can help in infertility and asthma also.
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