Sunday, October 2, 2011

Ardh Chakrasan (Half Wheel Pose)

  • Stand up straight—in an upright position—with both feet joined together and arms by your sides, i.e. Saral Tadasan.
  • Place your palms and fingers at the back of the waist to support your back.
  • All the fingers (including the thumb) will point forward.
  • Inhale (Radhey), and simultaneously recline backward slowly and carefully from the lower back, letting your head fall backward.
  • Keep the legs locked with a regular forward push at the hips. 
  • Attempt to stay for 15-20 seconds in this pose with normal breathing.
  • Exhaling (Krishna), comfortably regain the upright position.
  • Perform two more times in the same manner.
  • Then, lower hands down gradually.
  • Lastly, come into Shithil Tadasan and relax.
  • On the breaths synchronized with the different bodily movements
  • On the stretch of the legs, hips, lower back, and neck
  • On becoming conscious of the omnipresence of “Radhey Krishna” while breathing in and out
  • Ardh Chakrasan has several benefits such as removing back pain, relocating the spine, and even activizing the spinal nerves. 
  • It improves blood circulation to  the head. 
  • It strengthens the neck muscles and shoulders; also shapes the body by widening the chest.
  • People who have undergone a recent abdominal surgical operation and those with giddiness should not perform it

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