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Saturday, March 22, 2008

chakrasana-yoga asana

Chakrasana ~ the wheel pose-Stand with feet 20 inches apart. Raise the arms upwards keeping it close to the ears, fists tight, inhale and bend backwards with abdomen forward. Then interlace the fingers of the up-stretched arms above head forming an anterior arc. Pause for 6 seconds.With arms up-stretched and exhaling, bend forward to touch the ground. With the head almost touching the knees freely swing the arms straight upwards till they are vertical and parallel to the legs. Maintain position for 3 secs. Then reverse while taking in the breath.Time: 18-20 secs for each round
Value: Exercise of the spine and the mid-trunk.

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