Chakki Chalanasana (Mill Churning Pose) For Toning The Back & Abs

By: Mona Verma

"Chakki" means Grinder, "Chalana" means to drive and "Asana" means Posture or Pose.

This pose also, like any other pose, has derived its origin from the Indian villages, which signifies or is similar to the hand movement of the wheat grinder.

This is believed to be one of the excellent workouts for the body. These days, youngsters are spending handsomely on fitness centers, without being aware about the benefits of yoga.

Certain basic poses have multiple benefits and they do help in curing numerous problems. This pose helps the best in making your abs and back more stronger and toned.

chakki chalanasana for toning the back

Step-Wise Procedure To Perform The Chakki Chalanasana Pose:

1. Sit with your back straight and keep your legs wide in a V position. Join your hands and lock them together.
2. Outstretch your arms at your shoulder height, in front of you.
3. Start by taking in deep breaths. Now, you have to rotate your body from your waist in a circular direction, or you can do so in a clockwise direction.
4. You have to inhale while bending forward and moving towards the right.
5. Exhale as you go backward and to the left.
6. While bending forward, and moving back, you need to stretch your body as much as you can.
7. Make sure your legs are stationary. However, initially, your thighs can move a bit. But gradually, things will start taking its shape.
8. Keep breathing deeply and easily while rotating.
9. As a fresher, start from 5-10 rounds, or as you feel comfortable. Don't stress your body. Gradually, your body will become accustomed to the pose.
10. Repeat the same now in an anti-clockwise direction.

Other Benefits Of Chakki Chalanasana:

• Helps to prevent sciatica nerve pain
• Helps to tone the back, arms, and abs.
• Helps to open the chest and groin.
• Useful for females in strengthening the uterus muscles. If practiced regularly, it prevents against painful menstrual cycle.
• Helps to reduce abdominal fat.
• Amazingly useful in getting rid of post-delivery fat. In such a case, consult your doctor before starting any yoga pose.

Avoid practicing this asana during pregnancy, especially in the later stage. Also, don't perform this asana if you are a blood pressure sufferer or have slip disc troubling you or any other kind of back pain.

Also, avoid this pose if you have undergone any kind of a surgery, such as hernia.

Read more about: yoga, asanas
Story first published: Friday, October 7, 2016, 3:00 [IST]
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