How to Do Wheel Pose (Urdvha Dhanurasana) – Yoga Pose Tutorial

This is a video tutorial on how to do Wheel Pose or Urdvha Dhanurasana safely and effectively. This deep backbend can be challenging and exhilarating. We will go through alignment tips to help you approach the pose and other yoga postures you can do to prepare the body prior to practicing wheel pose.

Here is a link to Jason Crandell’s blog post on Wheel Pose – which I referenced in the video. In the article, he goes into more detail about the muscles we stretch and strengthen in the pose. He also shows a sequence of poses to prepare the body for wheel. His alignment tips are very helpful for both beginner and intermediate yoga students.


“Loved this. Thank you!  I was looking for a video like this for a long time and I was successfully able to do the wheel pose!” – Neetu Singh