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 feet together(for beginners keep your feet apart), hands by the side.
•As you inhale lift your right up above the head.
•As you exhale bend on the left pushing your hip outward on the right.
•Make sure your left arm is completely relaxed.
•Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
•Inhaling slowly come to the centre, exhaling drop your hand down and relax.
•Repeat it on the opposite side.
•It helps in strengthening back muscles.
•It helps in relieving constipation.
•It helps in burning the belly fat.
•It helps in improving the flexibility of hip joints.
•It helps in controlling asthma and high blood pressure.