Spiritual Awakening: advanced yoga poses | day 26

“Meditation is the action of silence.”

Wheel Pose

Sanskrit: Urdhva dhanurasana

How to do it

Lie faceup with knees bent, feet flat on the floor, like you’re prepping for bridge pose. Position your feet parallel to one another, hip-distance apart, with heels under the knees.

On an inhale, bring your hands to the floor, framing your ears. Your fingers should be facing your heels.

On an exhale, press down into your hands and feet. Lift your hips and chest off the floor. Straighten your arms and lift up through your shoulders.

To come out of the pose, bend your arms and slowly lower your upper back down to the floor.

The benefits

This backbend opens the entire front of the body. It strengthens the muscles in your back, shoulders, and hamstrings.

Life is available only in the present moment.