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ARDHA CHAKRASANA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before you start with any asana or breathing exercise, it is always advised to start with a warm-up yoga.  I will be narrating the steps to follow. Please watch the video and keep up.

 

Half wheel pose

Benefits:

  • This yoga will help in strengthening the stomach and shoulder muscles.

  • Improves the function of the digestive system and Thyroid glands.

  • It is good for those who have back problems and postural defects.

  • Most beneficial yoga for your eyesight

How to do?

  • In standing position, keep your hands in such a way that thumb touching your lower backbone and remaining fingers are touching the hip bones. Stretch your shoulders and arm at the back as much as possible to expand chest muscles.

  • Breath-in bends back your upper body and neck as shown and keep your eyes open to look the roof. Try to keep your mouth in closed condition.

  • Stay there in this position for 3 rounds of breath-in & breath-out cycle. During this stage focus your mind inwards for the muscle movements while breath-in feels the stretch of stomach and neck muscles & while breath-out feel the relaxation of the stomach and lower back muscles.

  • After that breath-out and go back to the normal position. Repeat this for 2-3 rounds.

Caution:

  • Those who have neck pains don’t force to stretch more and if you feel pain while doing don’t stay for a long period. Attempting this up to your comfort level will relieve your neck pain in a longer run.

  • Pregnant women should not do this yoga.

Comments are highly appreciated. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions.

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Here is the video!