Yoga for health - Cakrasana


Sthithi : Supine posture


  • Take the hands up and place the palms on either side of the head on the ground under the shoulders, with fingers pointing towards the back.
  • Bend the knees and fold the legs and place the heels on the outer side of the buttocks
  • With palms and the soles of the feet as four points of support, raise the trunk off the ground with an inhalation arching the entire body convex , upwards to look like a wheel.
  • Maintain the position for about half a minute with normal breathing
  • As you exhale come back slowly step by step to supine sthithi.

Come down to control by placing the back of the head to the ground, followed by the neck and the back. Do not collapse the buttocks first.


Brings flexibility to the spine , stimulates and activates all parts of the body. Strengthens the arms, shoulders and legs.


Only those who are free from any disease can perform this asana.

"This is a collected article from Sri Swami Vivekananda Yoga research Foundation . Simple yoga books are available at the institute. Our sincere thanks to Dr R Nagarathna and Dr H R Nagendra for sharing the details."