Ardha chandrasana or half moon pose is one of the unique balancing pose for improving balance and strength

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Ardha Chandrasana or Half Moon Pose 

This pose is one of the balancing pose usually performed by yogis for strengthening legs, buttocks, hips, hamstrings, ankles, thighs, and abdomen. This is performed on on leg. if you are thinking if this pose is challenge for you, then you can take support of a wall and then do the pose. Let us learn more about this asana.

Meaning of Ardha Chandrasana:

This is a Sanskrit Name for Yoga Poses, Postures and Asana
English Name for this Yoga Pose, Posture and Asana is Half Moon Pose.

 

Persons who can’t do Ardha Chandrasana/ Half Moon Pose:

If you have any neck problems, don’t turn your head to look upward; continue looking straight ahead and keep both sides of the neck evenly long.
Headache or migraine
Low blood pressure
Diarrhea
Insomnia

 

Benefits of Ardha Chandrasana/ Half Moon Pose to the Body Parts:

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
Improves digestion

 

Modifications + Variations to Ardha Chandrasana/ Half Moon Pose:

you can keep the block in front of your leg and keep the palm on the yoga block and other hand keep it straight up 90degree.

 

Vinyasa Poses to Ardha Chandrasana/ Half Moon Pose:

Below asanas to perform before this pose:

Supta Baddha Konasana
Prasarita Padottanasana
Uttanasana
Utthita Trikonasana
Supta Padangusthasana
Vrksasana
Virasana

 

Below asanas to perform after this pose:

Prasarita Padottanasana
Parivrtta Trikonasana

 

How to do Ardha Chandrasana/ Half Moon Pose:

• First, come into the pose of Trikonasana on your right side and keep your left hand on your left side of the hip.
• After that, inhale, during this gently bent your right knee and try to keep your same foot around 12 inches forward along with keeping your right hand in forwarding direction and keep it apart from your right foot toes.
• Then breathe out and slightly move your right hand to the ground or floor. Press the floor with your right hand. keep your right leg straight. During this raise your alternate leg (left leg) off the floor. Remember that, it’s parallel to the ground.

• Now, try to maintain your balance, at that time don’t lock your right knee. You have to keep your knee cap and hold tight
• Bend your upper trunk (torso) heading your left, and move your left hip part slowly in the straight direction.
• Keep your left hand on your left side of the hip and your head should be in a position of gazing forward.
• Maintain whole body weight on the leg in which you are standing on.
• Press the floor by your lower hand it will help you to gain the balance.
• Remain in the pose for a few seconds. After that put down your left leg down to the floor and come to your initial position. Repeat the same process on the opposite side.

 

Theraputic Applications :

Anxiety
Backache
Osteoporosis
Sciatica
Fatigue
Constipation
Gastritis
Indigestion
Menstrual pain
Lumber Pain

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