Full Wheel Pose

Urdhva Dhanurasana

Full Wheel, or Upward Bow Pose, is an advanced backbending posture that improves flexibiliy of the spine and shoulders, stretches the front of the body, and strengthens the wrists, arms, legs, glutes, core muscles, and spine. This pose has variations in which one leg and/or one arm is raised. The Sanskrit name of the pose, Urdhva Dhanurasana, come from urdhva: 'upward', dhanur: 'bow', and asana: 'posture'.