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Yoga Asanas For Stress Relief - Ardha Chandrasana - Semi Moon Pose

    Ardha Chandrasana is a variation of Ardha Chandrasana or the Half-moon position. 

    • In Sanskrit, Ardha Chandra means "half Moon." 
    • This asana is shaped like a half moon. 
    • Regular practice improves your attention span. 
    • It also helps with coordination and reflexes. 
    • Its deep stretch strengthens the paraspinal muscles, keeping the spine supple and aligned. 


    • The vertebral joints are rotated and flexed, keeping the spinal muscles supple. 
    • Backache is relieved by toning the lumbar and sacral spine. 
    • It corrects shoulder misalignment. 
    • It aids in the relief of sciatica. 
    • Circulation in the foot is improved. 
    • Gastritis and acidity are relieved. 
    • Corrects a uterus that has prolapsed. 
    • If done against a wall, this is the only standing asana that relieves tiredness. 


    • If you experience stress-related headaches, migraines, eye strain, varicose veins, diarrhea, or sleeplessness, avoid this asana. 
    • Do not gaze up at your lifted arm if you have hypertension. 
    • Keep your eyes straight forward. 


    • The wall provides support and aids with head and neck alignment. 
    • For individuals with tight backs who can't reach the floor, the wooden block makes the posture simpler. 


    1 Place a block in Tadasana, which is a brief pose. 

    • Place the wall where you want it. 

    • Take a deep breath and stretch your feet 3.5 feet (1 meter) apart. 

    • Raise your arms over your head to shoulder level. 


    2 Turn your right foot in, slightly to the right, parallel to the wall, foot and out to turn the right, left foot in, slightly to the right. 

    • Place your right hand on the block and bend your right knee. 

    • Raise your left arm in the air. 


    3 Straighten your left leg till it is level with your right leg parallel

    • Raise your hands to the floor. 

    • Maintain a straight line between your left and right arms. 

    • Your left hand's back should rest on the wall. 

    • Your left hand should make contact with the wall. 


    4 Look up at your right foot, thigh, left thumb, and hip. 

    • Maintain your alignment. 

    • Instead of relying on your right arm for balance, use your right leg. 

    • Hold the position for a total of 20 seconds. 

    • On the opposite side, repeat the position.

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