Chair Yoga - Ardha Chandrasana

Ardha Chandrasana is a variation of Chandrasana. Ardha Chandrasana (Half-moon Stance) is a balancing pose that has several health benefits. 

  • It improves balance and strength, as well as maintaining the health of the hip joints and creating room in the pelvis (which is a boon for women during menstruation and pregnancy). 
  • The chair allows one to retain the needed balance, acquire proper alignment, and stay for longer periods of time. 
  • The chair in front of the torso gives support and a reference plane, which aids in balance and turning the chest up in the position. 
  • Another suggestion is to position the chair behind the body. 

To do the position on the left side, follow these steps: 

  • Place the chair behind you, with the backrest on the left hip and the left leg aligned. 
  • Bend the left leg (the standing leg) and use the left hand to grasp the chair's back rung (if the rung is too low, grip the leg of the chair.). 
  • While extending the left leg, lift and stretch the right leg. 
  • Swing the right hand back behind the back and catch the backrest. 
  • In, you can see a back perspective of the right-hand position. 
  • This version provides support for the lower shoulder as well as a solid feel for proper alignment (left in ). 
  • The upper arm's support behind the back (right arm in ) aids in opening the shoulder and turning the chest.

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