After I participated in @catbradleyyoga’s Yoga Challenge, #CatsWheelSeries, to improve my Wheel Pose, many people expressed interest in learning more about Wheel as well. Below are the poses that host, @catbradleyyoga (Lorraine Bradley), gave us to work on during this 10 day challenge.
This is a great program for you if you are wanting to learn more about back bends, open your shoulders and hips and strengthen the muscles in your back. I encourage you to do this same program by doing one pose a day. You don’t have to spend 20-60 minutes doing yoga each day. Although that is great if you can, doing a quick warm up (Sun Salutations are good for this) and then holding the pose of the day for 5-10 breaths, two times will help with progression. For bonus work you can also do a few additional poses Lorraine offered which fit the theme of each day.
Without further ado, here are you poses. Follow the links to see the poses and descriptions by our Instagram host @catbradleyyoga:
- Day 1 – Floating Pigeon & Quad Strengtheners
- Day 2 – Intense Lunge & Quad Stretches
- Day 3 – Hip Flexor Strength & more
- Day 4 – Wall Cobra & Psoas Stretches
- Day 5 – Core & more
- Day 6 – Upper Back and Chest Openers & more
- Day 7 – Lower Back Stretch & more
- Day 8 – Shoulder Stretch & more
- Day 9 – SPLAT (this one received a lot of curiosity on my IG, haha)
- Day 10 – On the last day Lorraine posted a really great “How To: Wheel Pose” Diagram.
This challenge is good for learning Wheel Pose for the first time or gaining a better understanding of deep backbends. Do the best you can and don’t give up! Being consistent pays off. This was my second challenge hosted by @catbradleyyoga. My first was her Series on Forearm Stand. Both times, I have been really happy with the guidance and practice she gives me in different areas of my physical yoga practice. I’d love to hear how it goes for you! Leave comments below to share your progress while doing this program for Wheel Pose.
To participate in my most recent Yoga Challenge, Prop in the Name of Love, go to this flyer on my Instagram account and find the details in the caption. I am hosting #PropInTheNameOfLove with @6foot8yoga @yoginiinheels and @elliebernsteinyoga as a way to have some yoga fun for Valentine’s Day. I hope you join us for 10 days of yoga with creative props, good vibes from our positive community and a chance to win prizes from our sponsors!
Click here to stay up to date on the Yoga Challenges that I host. Join in to improve your strength and flexibility, to have a good time, and to be supported by others in your yoga journey.