Wheel pose is an exhilarating backbend that seduces me every time that I come to the mat. The pose's progression means that beginners can access it by learning it in stages — or by practicing it with blocks. More advanced students can introduce variations that make this playful backbend challenging and fun. In this tutorial I’m going to cover the who, what, why, and how of wheel pose. You will learn wheel pose anatomy, the key actions and benefits of wheel pose, how to improve your wheel and how to practice this backbend with props and blocks.