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Precautions Wheel Pose

The yoga pose Wheel is an advanced and one of the most dynamic whole-body postures in Hatha Yoga. In this asana the body is arched back and supported on the palms and soles of the feet.

Do not be discouraged if you are not able to accomplish this pose right away as it is a very challenging and difficult asana. Before fully attempting this inverted yoga pose, know the strength of your upper body and your spinal flexibility. If you have limited strength but plenty of flexibility you can easily come up into this Yoga pose.
If you have lots of strength but limited flexibility you will be able to come up into the Wheel using the force of your strength. If your strength and flexibility are limited the yoga pose Wheel will be quite a challenge.

Although the Wheel pose is a very healthy and safe asana to perform for some people, the same may not hold for other people. There are many health conditions in which it is suggested that yoga pose Wheel is not recommended.

Three important reasons (out of many) not to do yoga pose Wheel:

1) Any person with weak wrists should not attempt this powerful pose.

2) In case of back injury avoid this posture.

3) During pregnancy this asana is not to be performed.