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 (3-4 feet), 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