Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow / Wheel) – Overview
- Features: Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow / Wheel), and related poses such as Drop Back and Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana (Upward Facing Two Foot Staff Pose)
- Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
- Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.
“urdhva” = upward
“dhanura” = bow
Upward Bow Pose
Also known as: Wheel
Moving from Tadasana to Urdhva Dhanurasana
Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana
Upward Facing Two Foot Staff Pose
Heart of Pose
Also called Chakrasana (Wheel Pose) by some. Other sources who use the term Chakrasana are referring to an advanced vinyasa (see Ashtanga Yoga 1999 p 120 for the vinyasa)
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