Ardha Chandrasana (Half moon Yoga Pose) – 7 Benefits

What is Ardha Chandrasana (Half moon Yoga Pose)

  • In Sanskrit, ardha means “half,” while chandra translates as “moon.” In this asana, your body takes the shape of a half moon.
  • Regular practice enhances your span of concentration.
  • It also improves coordination and motor reflexes.
  • The intense stretch it gives to the spine, strengthens the paraspinal muscles, keeping the spine supple and well-aligned.

Benefits of Ardha Chandrasana

  1. Rotates and flexes the vertebral joints, keeping the spinal muscles supple
  2. Tones the lumbar and sacral spine, relieving backache corrects misalignment of the shoulders
  3. Helps relieve sciatica
  4. Improves circulation in the feet
  5. Relieves gastritis and acidity
  6. corrects a prolapsed uterus
  7. this is the only standing asana that removes fatigue, provided it is done against a wall

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Stress-related headaches
  • Migraines
  • Eye strain
  • varicose veins
  • diarrhea
  • insomnia
  • if you have hypertension, do not look up at your raised arm. Look straight ahead.


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