How to Do Wheel Pose or Urdhva Dhanurasana

How to Do Wheel Pose or Urdhva Dhanurasana

Have you ever skipped wheel pose during a yoga class because you were afraid to try it? Turns out, you’re not alone. Full wheel pose is inherently a little scary, says Kino MacGregor, certified yoga instructor and co-founder of Miami Life Center. “Not only does wheel pose require strength, flexibility, stamina, and determination, it also requires a heroic willingness to go to the scary places inside and face the sometimes paralyzing fear that surfaces the moment you try to bend over backward,” she says. The fear elicited by the yoga wheel pose, MacGregor explains, is a (not always rational) response of the nervous system, but it is something you can work through—with patience, practice, and expert guidance. How to Do Wheel Pose There’s a reason full wheel pose usually appears in the second half of a yoga class: It requires a significant warm-up. “Wheel pose is considered an advanced asana and is not... Read More