How to get my heels down in wheel pose


#1

I’d appreciate any suggestions on what I need to be working on in order to get my heels flat on the ground while in wheel pose/full back bend. I can do this pose on my toes but cannot manage to get my feet flat. Anyone know why? I have quite tight quads - could this be the cause? Or is it related to my glutes or calves?
thanks in advance for your suggestions. I’d really like to work on this pose and improve it.


#2

Stretch those heels!

Flexing your feet in asana such as seated forward fold will flex and lengthen your heels and Achilles' tendons, ultimately allowing that wider range of motion in those heels. This will polish off your wheel.

Namaste!