What is the Ardha Chandrasana ?

by Pallavi Bose
4 minutes read

Ardha Chandrasana is one of the most popular yoga poses of all time. This yoga pose is known as Half moon and this yoga pose channelizes and draws energy from lunar stars. This yoga pose is one among the hatha yoga asana.

Ardha Chandrasana

Before doing Ardha Chandrasana

There are some pre-tips which you must remember before doing this Ardha Chandrasana. An empty stomach is very important in this yoga pose. In case you are doing this yoga pose at day time, then make sure that you have taken meals at least 4-6 hours before this yoga pose. This will give you enough time so that your foods get digested and your stomach is light at that time. In case you are doing this yoga pose in the evening time, then try to keep a gap of good 6-8 hours before doing this yoga.

How to do Ardha Chandrasana Pose

  1. Begin with Trikonasana position at the right side. Place your left hand on the left hip and begin inhaling. Bend your right knee gently and move the same around 12 inches gently.
  2. Begin exhaling and move your right hand towards the floor area. Press it down with full force and then begin to straighten your right leg. Lift your left leg, gently above the floor area.
  3. Begin by twisting your upper torso towards your left and move your left hip slightly forward. Place your head in a neutral position and your left hand on your left hip.
  4. Gradually, place your body weight on the leg you are standing. Place your lower hand on the floor so that you can maintain the balance easily.
  5. Hold this position for some time and finally relax.

Ardha Chandrasana Benefits

  1. This yoga pose helps in making thighs, spine, ankle, buttocks, and abdomen stronger.
  2. This asana also provides a good stretch to your hamstrings, calves, chest, shoulders and spine muscles.
  3. This asana acts as a great stress buster.
  4. It is known to help you with digestion as well.
  5. This asana relieves people of menstrual discomfort.
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