Chakki Chalanasana

What is Chakki Chalanasana or the Mill Churning Pose?

Chakki = Grinder, Chalana = to drive, Asana = Posture or Pose

Chakki Chalanasana yoga posture mimics the movements of a hand-moved wheat grinder, common in the villages of India. It turns out to be a fun and excellent workout for the body!

Are you ready to churn all that fat with Chakki Chalanasana?

chakki chalanasana

Instructions for Chakki Chalanasana

Here is how you can include this pose in your everyday yoga routine:

chakki chalanasana
  1. Sit with your legs splayed apart. Clasp your hands and outstretch your arms at shoulder height in front of you.
  2. Bend forward while not straining. Assume that you simply are churning a mill with a stone grinder.
  3. Now, taking in deep breaths, move your hands in circular motion over your legs or you can do so in a clockwise direction.

You have to inhale while bending forward from the right and exhale as you go backward from the left.

Keep breathing deeply and easily while rotating. Do you feel the stretch in the arms, abs, groin and legs?

Do not overexert yourself while practicing this pose. After the practice, rest your body in Shavasana for 1-2 minutes.

You can also find the detailed instructions in the following video made by Yog4Lyf Yoga Instructor, Mr Arsh

How to Perform Chakki Chalanasana | Yoga for Core Strength | Yog4Lyf


Easy and fun no? Here are some of the benefits associated with this amazing pose:

chakki chalanasana

  • A good preventive for sciatica.
  • Strengthens the abdominal organs
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Helps prevent back pain
  • Regular practice will help to reduce abdominal fat as well as useful in reducing post-delivery fat.

Excited to do it? Don’t forget to include it in your next yoga session.


Here are some precautions you need to take while doing this pose:

  • Beginners remember that don’t go beyond your limits during Asana. Otherwise, it causes serious injuries.
  • Do not practice this asana if you have low blood pressure.
  • Chakki chalanasana is not recommended for those suffering from severe back, hip, ankle and knee injuries.
  • Those who are suffering from severe headaches should avoid this asana. 


So peeps, get set to have a flat belly and toned belly with chakki chalanasana pose.

Happy Yogaing!

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