Stretch your lungs and chests with wheel pose

Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow or Wheel Pose)

Yoga exercises are known all across the globe for being able to give you a great stretch that helps you relieve physical fatigue and mental stress in a short span of time.

This pose namely Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow or Wheel Pose) is endorsed by millions all across the globe. It works by stretching your lungs and chests while also adding immense strength to your arms, wrists, legs, buttocks, spinal cord and abdomen.


image: © Couperfield  / Fotolia

image: © Couperfield / Fotolia

The special stretching helps you in stimulating your thyroid and pituitary glands that are of immense biological benefits. Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow or Wheel Pose) gives you an energy boast that increases your stamina.

The Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow or Wheel Pose) is great for people with asthma, back pain and even infertility.

You may find Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow or Wheel Pose) slightly hard initially but gradually it becomes easy. You have to lie in a supine position on the floor with our palms on the floor and legs bent. After posturing in this position you have to make sure that you keep inhaling and exhaling.

Exert pressure on your feet and push the tail bone up firmly and tale few breathes. Now pressing your shoulder blades against your back you have to lift.

Now decrease the distance between your hip points you have to life the pubis to your navel position. You have to push your upper arms in an outwards position while the pressure point will be again your index finger tips which are already on the floor.

You are now supposed to lift the shoulder blades which will in turn move your head upwards, Therapists recommend that you have to remain in this posture for about 10 seconds for more effective and quick results. Repetition of Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow or Wheel Pose) thrice or may be twice is ideally recommended.


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