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Level 2/3
10 min

Chakrasana Tutorial

Ashtanga | By Jodi Blumstein on Mar 14 2012
Chakrasana is both a posture and a transitional move that takes you from lying on your back to chaturanga, through your next vinyasa and on to your next pose.  This Backward Somersault is an important movement to maintain healthy range of motion in the neck, however it needs to be done with great care.  Jodi will teach you step by step how to safely navigate this tricky posture.

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Chakrasana is both a posture and a transitional move that takes you from lying on your back to chaturanga, through your next vinyasa and on to your next pose. This Backward Somersault is an important movement to maintain healthy range of motion in the neck, however it needs to be done with great care. Jodi will teach you step by step how to safely navigate this tricky posture.

Comments

  • Sara Serino     Jul 3rd, 2014
    Thank you! I've been practicing this pose for what seems like years. One time watching this and I finally got it! Thank you!!!
    • Jodi Blumstein     Jul 6th, 2014
      Awesome Sara! Thank you for letting me know!

      peace,

      jodi b
  • Gina Fajardo     Oct 12th, 2012
    Thank you, Jodi!
  • Claire Berghorst     Sep 15th, 2012
    Thanks for breaking this down Jodi! A really great tutorial.
  • Mahala Helf     Mar 14th, 2012
    Jodi, i push push push into my hands but nothing happens--it feels isometric. Any other energy focus to play with? Clearest quickest least fussy blanket explanation ime! Thanks!
    • Alissa Jane     Jun 5th, 2013
      I have this exact same issue with chakrasana. Jodi, any suggestions for this?
      • Jodi Blumstein     Jun 5th, 2013
        This is one of those things that takes time and consistent effort. you may not feel anything happening, but keep putting the effort there. Do it every day and trust that it will change. Its really a matter of directing the energy into the right place and its not, as it might appear, a matter of strength. If the energy is directed strongly into the hands you can find the moment. In my experience there will be a moment of shift and one day you will just do it! But this definitely can require patience!! Keep at it!
  • Lisa Hagen     Mar 14th, 2012
    Thank u for the tutorial.
  • Gretchen Arguedas     Mar 14th, 2012
    Thanks Jodi! I love this teaching method for Chakrasana. Now if the Ashtangi in me could just figure out how to fold the blankets neatly... :)