Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Urdhva Cakrasana (Upward Bow or Wheel Pose)

  • This is the upward wheel pose or upward bow pose.
  • Lie flat on your back on your mat. Your legs are bent at the knees and your feet are flat on the ground, hip distance apart.
  • Place your palms on the ground near your ears, your elbows are pointing to the sky and your fingers are facing towards your head.
  • Now push up into bridge while you inhale. Exhale and stay here.
  • On an inhale, while balancing your entire weight on your feet push your upper body off while balancing your weight on your palms and feet.
  • Your body at this point will look like half a wheel.
  • Make sure your neck isn’t being strained, here.
  • Then lower back down and relax.


  • Shoulder or wrist concerns
  • Glaucoma or high blood pressure
  • Low-back injury


  • Strengthens the shoulders, arms, wrists, legs, and spine.
  • Opens the chest and shoulder girdle.
  • Relieves asthma symptoms by expanding the lungs.
  • Strengthens the legs.
  • It is beneficial to the nervous, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular and glandular systems.
  • Relieve various gynaecological disorders.

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