Ardha Chandrasana - half-moon yoga pose / Crescent moon pose:
Meaning: Sanskrit words Ardha meaning "half", Candra or Chandra meaning "moon" and asana meaning "pose".
Step by step instructions:
Steps to perform half moon pose are shown below:
1.Stand, slowly exhale and bring your both the hands down to the earth
2. Keep right leg back and left leg at low lunge position.
2.Slowly lift your right leg up parallel to earth while inhaling.
3.Extend your right hand towards sky palm facing the right side.
4.Stay with it for 5 slow, deep breaths.
5.Slowly come out of it the same way you came in. Repeat the steps for the other side.
Contraindications and Precautions:
Headache or migraine
Low blood pressure
If you have any neck problems, don't turn your head to look upward.
Aids in fat loss or Weight Reduction
Greatly increases sense of balance and mental focus
Stretches thighs and ankles
Strengthens the abdomen, ankles, thighs, buttocks, and spine
Stretches the groins, hamstrings and calves, shoulders, chest, and spine
Improves coordination and sense of balance
Helps relieve stress
Supta Baddha Konasana
Revolved halfmoon pose
To increase the challenge of this pose, raise the lower hand away from the floor and keep it on the standing thigh. Balance solely on the standing leg for 15 to 30 seconds.
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