Peak Pose Sequence: Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose)
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 is the editor of Yoga International and has been teaching yoga since 2005. She loves to write about ways to make challenging poses more accessible, the power of language in yoga culture, and to offer encouragement and advice to new yoga teachers. Though she initially trained in alignment-based styles of yoga (which continue to inform her practice and teaching), Kat likes teaching vinyasa flow best of all. Read her work and take her classes here on Yoga International!