The benefits of Wheel Pose(Chakrasana) are numerous! This is one very important Backbend exercise which is practiced after Bow Pose (Dhanurasana). Like Bow Pose this benefits the entire spine, from neck to lumbar and keep it in shape and healthy. This can heal all of your problems in a very short while. It is just miraculous ! Nowadays this is most relevant. All problems related to the total spine will be in good shape or be cured . You will enjoy it very much as well. You will just be motivated to follow this once you begin!
In today’s world Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) along with Bow pose (Dhanurasana) and this Wheel Pose(chakrasana) is a total package which will surely benefit you wondrously and free you of all problems! This Trio Combination of yoga exercises will help you challenge the related neck , spine and lumbar problem will see you through in today’s fast lifestyle world!
All the day we are spending our time, doing our works and jobs bending forward which give rise to so many deadly diseases like spondylosis, rheumatism, neck and lumbar pain, diabetes, blood pressure, aging etc. This wheel pose along with cobra and bow pose is just amazing to fight off all those problems as said above.
It helps make the spine strong and supple and increases youthfulness
It is a full body exercise
Never forget this one is beneficial for every organs of our body, especially the heart, lungs, kidneys, prostate glands, to mention a few.
A few words of caution for the higher age category is to practice it after a heart and blood pressure check up. Higher age does never mean as “old or superannuated”. Mental age and agility is an individual factor I think. Still we must respect age and experience. Before practicing this exercise I request you all to gear up your body with a warm-up session. It will also be most wise to practice it in the Latter Part of your Exercise Session.
At the same time I would suggest you to go for Easier/ Intermediate Forms of this exercise whenever you think and feel so !
Benefits of Bow Pose (Dhanurasan) are numerous! We are living in a post-modern world where life and livelihood are very fast. But we have to stay stuck for hours together seated in front of the computer, mobile, and TV set, in a bend-forward position. This exerts extra pressure to the entire spine, from neck to lumbar. This Bow Pose can relieve you from all this extra pressure on your spine and brain, keep them lively, and free from lifestyle diseases like spondylosis, spondylitis, Blood Pressure, and Diabetes.
You need not worry about the said problems if you are a follower of this yoga practice. Just practice this and be free of these problems!
After a day of hectic work, this exercise feels just amazing. Even we can practice before we start our day. At the same time, it will address the deadliest of modern diseases like spondylosis, blood pressure, and sugar(diabetes). This exercise will keep us physically fit and mentally alert with its bend-backward position which will compensate for the whole day’s workload in a bend-forward position. This is the beauty of this exercise.
So, practice this and remain free and happy from those anxieties forever!
Its Complementary exercises:
Its Complementary exercises are Circle/Wheel Pose ( Chakrasana ). Three poses are generally practiced in the sequence as Cobra pose ( Bhujangasana ) > Bow Pose ( Dhanurasana ) > Circle/Wheel Pose ( Chakrasana ). Before that, we should have some warm-up exercises according to our own situations and conditions.
Don’t despair. Take heart that these backward bending exercises will put you back on track. And make you free from the stresses of life! Yoga poses like bow pose, wheel, cobra, and camel pose will take care of your spine, from neck to lumber, and keep you healthy and joyful. Encourage your loved ones to follow.
Yoga will take care of your neuropsychological well-being as well in a great way!
Your posture is very important to keep up the health of your spine. Always be mindful that you do not study, sit in wrong postures for long in front of your TV, Computer, Mobile Screens, etc. which can be uneasy and harmful in the short and long run.
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Try to follow a scientific posture, which will help you be healthy, fit, and fine to continue your pursuits well.
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Even after good posture, you need to have a break after a gap of 20-30 minutes and/or whenever you feel necessary. You should also limber up and bend yourself backward from head to lumbar in the same 20-30 minutes interval (whenever felt necessary) and these should be very light. Because you are doing these without any warm-ups! Get up from your chair from time to time (e.g. twice in an hour) and walk whatever space is available there.
Benefits of Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) is so magical ! This is especially so in the context of the present-day-world. Our world is so Fast and Workaholic now! We have to stay seated and stuck to our study tables, computers, TV Sets for long hours. All these require us to look forward, bend forward for hours together. This makes our spines(from Neck to Lumbar) vulnerable and prone to lifestyle diseases. People leading a sedentary lifestyle can be an easy victim to diseases such as spondylosis, diabetes, etc. This yoga pose is just a blessings from God to them ! So the benefits of Bow pose (dhanurasana) can be just amazing to you !
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This is a great stress-buster i.e., relieves stress and tension.
It lightens the body making it more reflexive
Improves digestion, removes constipation
Beneficial to the Liver and all the organs.
Decreases fat in the belly and waist, thus having a better overall effect.
Fish Pose (Matsyasana) benefits discussion is to derive a complete idea, how it works to benefit us. This is also to find out the myths and realities related to it!
Fish Pose Benefits as Related to Glands :
Fish Pose ( Matsyasana ) benefits the parathyroid and pineal glands. The position of the Fish pose can clearly indicate that. It can also benefit the pituitary gland as the head is in a downward position. More blood will flow therein refreshing it. Apart from this, it can have a role in keeping the Thymus gland active for a longer time. This is true especially in the cases of adolescents and youths. The role of this thymus gland is very important in maintaining youth stage and immunity level in humans. This gland is very active for children. s we progress from childhood to youth stage it remains active. After that, it begins to be inactive. That is why the aged are more affected with COVID-19. This Fish Pose may have a role in keeping this gland alive for some more time. So they are not as such affected with Covid-19. They can act just as carriers.
Overall Fish Pose Benefits on the Total Spine :
Other than this Fish Pose has an overall beneficial effect over the whole body, particularly the spine. It gets a thorough rejuvenation in this reverse position.
Fish Pose is all the More Beneficial in Today’s Lifestyle :
In today’s sedentary lifestyle, we’re always sitting before the computer, reading and writing, watching TV etc. In this way, we are always bending our spine in a forward position. That is why we are inviting a lot of problems to our spinal cord. In this scenario, Fish pose helps to relax and rejuvenate the spine from neck to lumbar region. There is a complete beneficial effect on other parts of the body like the skull and brain, the eyeballs, the vocal cord etc. P.S.: You can keep folded cloth under your head if you feel any problem with your head.
It is easier than Bow Pose, particularly its easier forms are easier than Bow pose!
Fish Pose ( Matsyasana ) benefits are being discussed elaborately so as to focus on some genuine points and issues!
This is practiced after Shoulder Stand. But you can practice it just as singly and independently without practicing the shoulder stand pose before it. But if you practice shoulder stand you definitely need to practice Fish Pose after shoulder stand. otherwise, you have just got to suffer! It cures the body of all diseases.
But you should stay away from practicing Full-fledged shoulder stand if you suffer from neck pain, back pain, lumbar pain etc. In such cases you should go for reverse pose yoga practices like Fish pose, Bow pose, Circle pose, Back bend, Camel pose, etc. In short you should avoid forward bending poses/exercises. Instead, you should practice backward bending poses and that also very lightly and within your comfort one to stay fit and healthy.
Personal Experience ::
I have personal experience when I received Back pain, rather Back Injury, in the lumbar region. Then I was pursuing an M.Sc. degree, staying in the Hostel. I was rather kind of ‘Rash’ at that time, for being younger perhaps. Without having any Warm-Up session I started doing fifty push-ups at a time in the first round. I had the experience and expertise, but I did not practice push-ups for a long time, say one year or a bit more. I was sort of depressed as well due to not getting a good job then.
One fine morning I just felt like going for push-ups to make my muscles more prominent rather instantly. Then it was winter season. I might have also gone for second or third round, but the first round might be responsible. It happened at noon, before lunch. That day I did not find any problem. On the next day I just went to the adjoining garden where I found a long-handled spade lying around. The soil of the garden was moist and compact. I picked up the spade and struck the ground to lift up a big chunk of land. While giving pressure through my lower back portion to strike through and break and lift up a bigger chunk of land I felt pain in the lumbar portion . I did not want to believe it, so I repeated, but I felt greater pain as I tried to repeat. I felt clear pain which got more cute as I was bending down to be sure. I visited a known physician who advised fifteen days bed rest initially which was extended for another fifteen days duration.
It is also to be mentioned here that I followed the classical push-up which may be one vital factor of injury.