In the esoteric tradition of hatha yoga, Chakrasana creates a bridge between six chakras. Besides, helping the mind, body and breath, the wheel posture stimulates the energy flow in the entire body. Also, this posture is popular because of its’ benefits and its’ aesthetic appeal.
It is an intense backward bend which creates necessary space in the spine to keep 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.
Chakrasana introduces our conscious awareness to the energy flowing through the chakras. 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.
This is one of my favourite asanas as it is an energy booster and it keeps my abdominal region toned up. It may take time to extend the arms. But keep trying, for the joy of getting the asana right is exhilirating!! 🙂 🙂
Total Yoga is a balanced style of Yoga that focuses on Fitness training and Mindfulness practice equally.