Wheel Pose can also be known as Upward Bow Pose because the yogi looks like a bow and arrow. This is an intermeditate yoga posture that opens up your chest, abdomen and is a super stretch for your back.
The Sanskrit name for this pose, "Urdhva Dhanurasana" (OORD-vuh DAHN-yoor-AHS-uh-nuh) - This is a challenging pose to do in the full variation with correct alignment. So let's cover the basics to set us up for success. Let us first take a look at Meddy Teddy practicing Wheel Pose.
This posture is really good for your lungs. It really opens up your chest and allows your lungs to open up and feel reinvigorated. You could also just say that it is a major Heart Opener Yoga Pose.Begin by laying on your back and take a nice Good Morning Stretch. Now move your arms to your side and bend your knees with the soles of your feet touching your yoga mat. Reach your arms up over your head and behind you onto the yoga mat. Begin lifting yourself off the yoga mat trying to look like an upside down letter U. Remember to take your time and breath mindfully through this posture. You can overdue it if you are not being careful and in a meditative state. Hold the pose for three of five breaths at the start. You can work up to as many as 15 deep breaths
will in this posture.