Once you get comfortable with Chakrasana, you can move on to the variations. Chakrasana variation 1 helps in strengthening the core and back. It is especially helpful in building a strong vertebrae.
It is an intense backward bend which creates necessary space in the spine to keep us young and healthy. Just like a wheel sets the momentum for the car, this asana sets the momentum for the circulatory system, nervous system and endocrine system.
While the torso is reflexed, the Manipura chakra is affected. And as the seat of digestive fire, this Chakra regulates the function of the Pancreas and digestive organs. The solar plexus contains many precious jewels such as the qualities of clarity, self-confidence, bliss, self-assurance, knowledge, wisdom and the ability to make correct decisions.
Avoid in case of slip disc, wrist injury, vertigo, high blood pressure or neck injury.
Engage your lower back muscles.
For a long time, I could’nt take my leg off the floor, while trying this variation. And one day, it just came naturally to my body. Sometimes, we need to understand that an asana also requires change in attitude, to get the posture right.
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