When the body is twisted left and right in a circular motion, it resembles a crescent moon. Ardha Chakrasana is the name given to this pose. It is a simple and effective asana for our abdomen and other body parts.
It adds another pose to the list of standing asanas. If you are missing other standing or sitting asanas such as Garudasana, Ashwatthan Asana, Padamasana, Siddhasana, and Swastikasana, you can read about asana by clicking on the link.
How to Perform Ardha Chakrasana
Ardha Chakrasana Variation -1
Place your heels and forefeet fingers together on the Yoga mat. Raise your hands above your head and join your palms.
Inhale and stretch the arms upward, then bend to the left from the waist, depending on your capacity.
Exhaling causes the body to slowly return to its original position. Rep on the opposite side. In either case, do not forward.
Ardha Chakrasana Variation –2
Maintain a 2-inch gap between your feet. Keep both hands’ fingers on the back to support it. Maintain the elbows in a parallel relationship.
Tilt your head back and feel your neck muscles stretch. Exhale while bending the body back from the backbone. Maintain this posture for 3 to 10 breaths.
Return to your normal position and relax while inhaling.
Manipur Chakra is the focus of attention.
Ardha Chakrasana Advantages
- It relieves chronic constipation by exerting significant pressure on both sides of the colon.
- It helps to strengthen the muscles surrounding the spine as well as the nervous system.
- Because of its effect on our rectum, it reduces the extra fat that accumulates on our hips and buttocks. It expands the chest.
- It also strengthens our knees, muscles, and thighs while providing pain relief.
- It is very beneficial in increasing the height of children.
- Ardha Chakrasana stretches your spine.
- Strengthens the spinal nerve.
- This asana improves breathing capacity.
- Cervical and spondylitis have been cured.
- This asana alleviates neck pain.
- People with high blood pressure should proceed with caution and avoid excessive bending.
- If you feel dizzy then this asana should not be done.