Urdhva Dhanurasana

Wheel Pose is a challenging yoga pose that kids of all ages enjoy practicing! Laugh and have fun as children work on their strength and balance, and try to form their wheel.

Watch and encourage kids to try. You’ll be amazed at how quickly they learn to hold themselves up, even if it’s just for a few seconds! 

You’ll find this pose makes a colorful appearance in Build a Rainbow and Flora’s Very Windy Day.

Wheel Pose is an advanced version of Bridge Pose. Feel free to replace this pose with Bridge Pose whenever you are more comfortable. Happy Baby is a great way to massage your spine when you have completed this pose!

Step 1
Begin by lying on your back, with your knees bent, and your feet flat on the floor as close to your body as possible.

Step 2
Reach up over your head, and place your palms flat on your mat by your head with your fingers pointing towards your shoulders.

Step 3
Press your hands and feet into the floor as you lift your belly towards the ceiling.

Step 4
Hold this pose for a couple of breaths, then gently lower your body to your mat.


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