Wheel Pose Yoga Pose

Wheel Pose Yoga Pose


A yoga pose called Wheel Pose, which involves lying on your back, bending your knees, placing your hands by your ears, and pushing up into a backbend with your arms and legs straight. This pose is known for its ability to strengthen the back, arms, and legs, as well as improve flexibility and balance.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Wheel Pose Yoga Pose Instructions

  1. Start by lying on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground.
  2. Place your hands on the ground beside your ears with your fingers pointing towards your shoulders.
  3. Press into your hands and feet, lifting your hips off the ground.
  4. Slowly straighten your arms and lift your head off the ground, coming into a backbend.
  5. Hold the pose for a few breaths, then slowly lower yourself back down to the ground.

Wheel Pose Yoga Pose Form & Visual

Wheel Pose Yoga Pose

Wheel Pose Yoga Pose Benefits

  • Stretches the chest, shoulders, and hip flexors
  • Strengthens the back, arms, and wrists
  • Improves spinal flexibility and mobility
  • Stimulates the thyroid and pituitary glands
  • Boosts energy and mood
  • Helps relieve stress and anxiety
  • Improves digestion and circulation
  • Can help alleviate symptoms of asthma and respiratory issues
  • May improve posture and balance

Wheel Pose Yoga Pose Muscles Worked

  • Abdominal muscles (rectus abdominis, obliques)
  • Back muscles (erector spinae, latissimus dorsi)
  • Chest muscles (pectoralis major)
  • Shoulder muscles (deltoids)
  • Arm muscles (triceps)
  • Leg muscles (quadriceps, hamstrings)

Wheel Pose Yoga Pose Variations & Alternatives

  • Supported Wheel Pose
  • One-Legged Wheel Pose
  • Forearm Wheel Pose
  • Half Wheel Pose
  • Wall Wheel Pose
  • Bound Wheel Pose
  • One-Arm Wheel Pose
  • Side Wheel Pose
  • Scorpion Wheel Pose