Ardhchakrasana

Asana Type:

Target Body Part:

Difficulty Level:

YCB Level:

Standing

Legs, Arms, Abdomen, Buttocks, & Neck

Beginner

Level 1

Ardhchakrasana

The half moon yoga pose (Ardha Chandrasana) is a challenging standing balancing pose. It's an intermediate pose, so make sure you're familiar with the fundamentals of yoga and can perform Triangle Pose before attempting Half Moon. You would go from Triangle to Half Moon to Downward Facing Dog in a flow sequence.

How to do

Ardhchakrasana

Step 1

Stand straight and open the legs more than shoulder’s width


Step 2

Support the back at the waist with all the fingers together


Step 3

Drop the head backwards stretching the neck muscles

Benefits of

Ardhchakrasana

  1. Makes spine flexible and strengthens the spinal nerves

  2. Strengthens the neck muscles, and improves breathing capacity

  3. Helps in cervical spondylitis

Cautions of

Ardhchakrasana

  1. Avoid in case of vertigo or a tendency to giddiness

  2. Hypertensive patients shall bend with care

Note: All the asanas and pranayama should be performed under the guidance of your certified yoga teacher.

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