Wild Thing Pose
Chamatkar Asana (Wild Thing Pose) is an intermediate-level pose that makes you feel really powerful. This Asana requires a lot of arm strength and flexibility in the hips. The Chamatkar Asana falls under the inversion category of asanas.
Though this wild thing pose appears to be a simple pose, it contains an intense backbend which gives a great stretch. This asana works on the Vishuddhi Chakra and Manipura Chakra.
Steps to do Wild Thing Pose / Chamatkar Asana
- Start in Adhomukhaswanasana.
- Tighten your grip on the right hand and revolve your hip like you do for Vasishtasana.
- Now, place your right leg on the mat by bending your back graciously, drop your head down.
- Breathe deeply keeping the eyes closed.
Tips for beginners
- As a beginner, ensure that you warm up your wrists and ankles thoroughly.
- Raising the hips slowly and gradually is extremely beneficial in this situation.
- Practice arm strengthening poses to get into this Asana.
- Chamatkar asana opens up your chest and shoulders.
- Strengthens the backbend practice.
- Stretches the shoulders and chest.
- Improves back pending posture.
- Nourishes your body’s resistance to back and hip injuries.
- Helps to calm brain cells.
Watch out for
- Avoid if you have any wrist, elbows, shoulders or lower back injury.
- You can keep one knee bent and the other leg stretched out if you are a beginner.
- You can also practise ujjayi breathing in this asana. This will help your nervous system to be more relaxed.