Wild Thing Pose - Chamatkar Asana

Wild Thing Pose

  • Chamatkar Asana

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.

Benefits

  • 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.

Variations

  • 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.