Peak Pose Sequence: Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose)

November 15, 2013    BY Kat Heagberg

Prepare step-by-step for a deep backbend—urdhva dhanurasana, or wheel pose. The practice leading to this peak pose begins with a restorative backbend and continues with a deep twist and invigorating postures. Kat uses creative sequencing and useful tips to deepen your understanding of the postures and your body. When you are finally ready to come into urdhva dhanurasana, Kat offers a few pointers and variations to allow you to come safely into the pose.

Props: yoga blocks (3).

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Kat Heagberg
Kat Heagberg is the editor of Yoga International. She's been teaching yoga since 2005 and has completed the Himalayan Institute's 500-hour teacher training along with numerous 200-hour teacher trainings, including those in the styles of Alignment-Based Vinyasa, Alignment-Based Hatha, and Anusara Yoga. She also completed prenatal teacher training with Sue Elkind and doula training at Birthingway College of Midwifery in Portland, Oregon. Kat especially enjoys geeking-out on anatomy, philosophy,... Read more>>

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