ARDHA CHANDRASANA POSTURE

The word “ardha” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “half”, “Chandra” meaning “moon” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “asana”.
STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED:
•Stand straight with your legs together and hands beside your body.
•Keep your legs wide apart (3-4feet), bend your left knee and place your left palm on the mat (6-8 inches ahead of your left feet).
•Your chest should be facing the wall infront and your right hand on your hip.
•Now slowly lift your right leg off the mat straightening your left knee.
•Right leg should be parallel to the mat.
•Now lift your right hand up keeping your elbow straight.
•Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
•Place your right hand on your hip, drop your right leg down, come up to the center and relax.
•Repeat it on the opposite side.
BENEFITS:
•It helps in strengthening spine, buttocks, abdomen, thighs and ankles.
•It helps in stretches the groins, hamstrings and calves, shoulders, chest, and spine.
•It helps in improving coordination and sense of balance.
•It helps in relieving stress.
•It helps in improving digestion.
CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
•Headache, Migrane, Low back pain, Insomnia, Diarrhoea.
DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT