HALF MOON POSE (Ardha Chandrasana)


In yogic mythology, the moon is the symbol of brilliance and light. The Half-moon Yoga Pose or the Ardha Chandrasana is an inversion pose that targets areas like the legs, buttocks, and hips, and it has a number of benefits on a person’s health and well-being. The benefits are both mental and physical. It is believed that the pose helps in relieving stress and also improves digestion.

The extended arms show the brilliance of the radiation emanating from the moon. It is a great pose for learning the art of balancing and increasing awareness. This pose can also help in easing lower-back related problems, sciatica pain, and various lumbar aches.

  • The Half-moon Pose helps in cutting fat from the abdomen, hips, buttocks and waistline.
  • It improves digestion and reduces gastrointestinal-related problems, thus it reduces the risk of central obesity in the body.
  • The pose is said to improve bowel movement.
  • It provides a good stretch and helps in opening up the shoulder joints.
  • It helps in reducing physical and psychological stress levels.
  • Allows for improvement in coordination and sense of balance.
  • Stretches the hamstrings, calves, chest, spine, shoulder, and groin.

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