ARDHA CHAKRASANA

The word “ardha” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “half”; “chakra” meaning “wheel” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.

 

STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED:
•Stand straight with your legs shoulder width apart, your hands beside your body.
•Now lift your both hands above your head, join your palms.
•Inhaling arch back pushing your hip forward, drop your head back looking at the wall behind and your knees straight.
•Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
•Now exhaling slowly come back to the center and drop your hands beside your body.


BENEFITS:
•It helps in stimulating the abdominal organs.
•It helps in improving the digestion.
•It helps in relieving upper back pain.
•It helps in toning the lower back muscles.
•It helps in curing menstrual disorders.


CONTRA-INDICATIONS:

•Headaches, Migrane, Varicose veins, Insomnia, Diarrhoea, Low blood pressure should avoid this asana.


DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT

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