Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel / Upward Bow Pose) – Verbal Cues

It’s typically advised that teachers provide no more than three instructions per pose so that students have time to work with the teaching. Here you’ll find many options from which to choose. Some cues make the same point in different ways, and occasionally some can be contradictory... so please try them out for yourself . When cues are unusual or uniquely described, we have noted the source.

Please Note: This is part of a series of related topics. Use the quick menu above to navigate within this section.

Begin Here

  1. Before consulting the following material, please first study Asana Category – Backbending (for a significant amount of foundational teaching material) and Basic Form (for a succinct summary of key teaching points, including set-up, moving into the pose, and teaching points to emphasize).
  2. Please also be sure that you are aware of the critical information found in Contraindications and Cautions.
  3. Then come back here to go deeper and get inspiration for different ways of verbalizing teachings.

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