Ardh Padma Balance pose is a seated balance posture. This posture involves sqautting on the toes. People who find Padmasana difficult, may find this asana challenging. This is especially beneficial for women.
This asana helps in improving focus and concentration. Besides, it helps strengthen the ankles and bring flexibility to the hips. Keeping the spine straight keeps the energy flowing through the entire vertebrae.
As the heel presses into the lower spine. The energy around Mooladhara is stimulated. The root chakra provides the foundation on which we build our life. It supports us in growing and feeling safe into exploring all the aspects of life. Thus, relating to our feeling of safety and security. Therby, helps in grounding ourselves into the earth.
You can keep the finger tips on the floor, get some balance and eventually get your hands into Namaste.
People with weak ankles or knees should skip this asana.
This posture looks deceptively simple. But, with regular practice, the posture becomes effortless.
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