The name “Chakrasana” comes from the Sanskrit words “Chakra” which means wheel, and meaning of Asana is “Posture” or “seat”. Chakrasana or the wheel pose is a backward bending yoga asana. In chakrasana, the final position looks like a wheel, hence the name. It gives great flexibility to the spine. It is called chakrasana since the body takes almost a wheel-like, semi circular posture while performing this asana.