Dwichakrikasana (Cycling Yoga Pose) – an easy guide by Lets Yoga

This blog is an easy guide by Lets Yoga about everything you need to know about Dwichakrikasana (Cycling Yoga Pose).

Dwichakrikasana (Cycling Yoga Pose) is one of the best asanas to lose weight and boost stamina in just a few minutes of daily practice.

Dwichakrikasana - Cycling Yoga Pose
Dwichakrikasana – Cycling Yoga Pose

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Pronunciation & Meaning

(DVI-charki-KA-AHS-anna)

In Dwichakrikasana; Dwichakrika means two-wheeler and Asana means pose/posture.

Step-By-Step Instructions for Cycling Yoga Pose

How to do Dwichakrikasana (Cycling Yoga Pose)

Step 1

Start this pose with lying on the floor, hands below your buttocks.

Step 2

Raise both your legs up, then bend your knees and then get to the position from where you started.

Step 3

First, do it clockwise and then anticlockwise. Keep Breathing normally.

Step 4

You can keep doing this for anywhere between 1-5 minutes on both clockwise and anticlockwise direction.

Benefits of Cycling Yoga Pose

  • Helps lose weight of the legs and abdominal region.
  • Improve digestion.
  • Improves body posture.
  • Improves hips flexibility.
  • This pose is also beneficial for acidity and constipation.

Precautions for Cycling Yoga Pose

Avoid doing (Cycling Yoga Pose), if you have any serious back injuries, leg injuries, or have gone through any recent surgery.

Consult a doctor before starting an exercise regime.

More Information about Cycling Yoga Pose

Sanskrit Name of the Asana

Dwichakrikasana

Asana Level

1

Modifications

If you are struggling with performing the air cycling pose with both of your legs then try doing it by one leg at a time. First, get to the initial position of the pose, then raise one of your legs then bend it over the knees and finally get to the initial position. Repeat the same with the other leg. Do this for both clockwise and anticlockwise direction.

Warm-up Asana

Follow-through Asana

  • Seated yoga Poses

Advancement

If you want to deepen air cycling yoga pose, then you can simply increase the timing of this asana.

Beginner’s Tips

If you find any difficulties with doing this pose for a minute, then you can decrease the time. 30 seconds of practice with one leg can also be beneficial for you in that case. Remember – Yoga is mainly about relaxation, you don’t have to push yourself too much.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

Can Dwichakrikasana (Cycling Yoga Pose) helps in weight loss?

Yes, Dwichakrikasana (Cycling Yoga Pose) is one of the best yoga pose for weight loss.

How to pronounce Dwichakrikasana?

Try saying – (DVI-charki-KA-AHS-anna)

What does Dwichakrikasana means?

In Dwichakrikasana; Dwichakrika means two-wheeler and Asana means pose/posture.

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