One-Legged Wheel Pose

Last Updated: March 31, 2018

Definition - What does One-Legged Wheel Pose mean?

One-legged wheel pose is an advanced backbend that requires strength, flexibility and balance.

From bridge pose, bring the right knee in toward the chest before stretching the right foot up to the sky. Repeat with the left leg.

One-legged wheel pose may also be referred to as eka pada urdhva dhanurasana in Sanskrit.

One-Legged Wheel Pose

Yogapedia explains One-Legged Wheel Pose

One-legged wheel pose is a challenging asana and a powerful heart opener. It is recommended to master one-legged bridge pose, bow pose and wheel pose before moving on to one-legged wheel pose.

Benefits of one-legged wheel pose include:

  • Stretches the entire body
  • Tones the spine and increases spinal flexibility
  • Opens the chest
  • Strengthens the arms, hips and back
  • Stimulates the thyroid and pituitary glands
  • Energizes the whole body
  • Calms the mind
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