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How to Do a Yoga Wheel Pose without Getting Hurt

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Yoga Wheel Pose          The yoga wheel pose is an intermediate level yoga pose. Usually this pose is given as an option near the end of a vinyasa class. The yoga wheel pose basically entails arching your legs back and arms to complete a full arch with the back side of your body. It is like the reverse of the cat pose. Follow the steps below to perform a solid yoga wheel pose.








Step 1

Yoga Mat Lay flat on your back on the yoga mat.










Step 2

Bend your knees and plant your feet flat on the ground. Keep your feet about a little more than hip’s distance apart.

Step 3

Walk your feet back towards your head until the point where you can touch your heels with your outstretched hands.



Step 4

Arch your chest and stomach up towards the sky.



Step 5

Now take your hands and place them palms down behind your head a little more than hips width apart with the fingers pointing towards the back of your yoga mat away from your head.



Step 6

Push into the hands to propel your body up off the ground so that you make a nice arch starting from your feet all the way through your legs, torso and arms.



Step 7

To come out of wheel pose slowly lower your body toward the ground.



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