Chakrasana, also called Urdva Dhanurasana is an asana. The name “Chakrasana” comes from the Sanskrit words “Chakra” which means wheel, and meaning of Asana is “Posture” or “seat”.
Chakrasana is a strong back-bending yoga asana.
Benefits of Chakrasana
- Strengthens liver, pancreas and kidneys.
- Excellent for heart.
- It cures infertility, asthma, and osteoporosis.
- Strengthens arms, shoulders, hands, wrists and legs.
- Stretches the chest and lungs
- Strengthens the arms and wrists, legs, buttocks, abdomen, and spine
- It is known to stimulate the pituitary and thyroid glands.
- Increases energy and counteracts depression.
Steps of Chakrasana
- Lie flat on your back on the floor.
- You may bend your knees so that the soles of your feet are on the floor and closer to your buttocks.
- Now bring your palms under your shoulders such that the fingers point towards the shoulders and the elbows are shoulder width apart.
- Lift the entire body high so that only the hands and feet are on the floor. Look towards the floor.
- Make sure you breathe comfortably. Take slow, deep breaths.