Ardha Chandrasana is a pinnacle pose that once understood lays the foundation for other balance postures. The asana is used more by the modern yogis as an alternate to Veerabhadrasana 3. We lovingly refer to it as the cheat pose, but Half moon pose is a great balance and stabilising asana.
Ardha Chandrasana challenges the body, balance and mind. It is a great posture for hip flexibility, strong legs and an aligned spine. Besides, it stretches the whole torso which provides optimal space to all the internal organs. This ensures effective functioning of every organ.
And, like they say, “Every posture affects your muscles but more importantly, it balances the functioning of the Human body.”
Practicing Ardha Chandrasana stimulates the Mooladhara chakra. Its energy is based on the earth element. It’s associated with the feeling of safety and grounding. It’s at the base of the chakra system and lays the foundation for expansion in your life.
Avoid incase of severe ankle, knee pain or hip surgery.
Open your top hip, till your raised knee faces sideward.
You know, I swear by the fact that your body follows your mind and emotions. With practice we not only nail the pose but we also become a better version of ourselves. Lastly, listen to your body, it will guide you and prevent any injuries.
Thank you for your patience 🙂
Total Yoga is a balanced style of Yoga that focuses on Fitness training and Mindfulness practice equally.