It stimulates the abdominal organs and aids digestion.
It works very well for people with lower back pain and spondylitis.
Ardha chakrasana increases your lung capacity and also provides relief from respiratory diseases.
Additionally, it regulates blood pressure and improves your heart function.
One significant benefit of this asana is that it stimulates ovaries and fallopian tubes addressing menstrual problems.
Steps to do the asana
Stand straight keeping both your feet together and arms alongside the body.
Putting equal weight on both feet, balance your body.
Breathing in, extend your arms overhead. The palms should face each other while you do this.
With slow exhalation, pushing your pelvis forward gently and bend backwards. Keep in mind to keep the arms in line with the ears while you do this. The elbows and knees should be kept straight and the head up, lifting your chest towards the ceiling.
Hold the posture for some time.
Breathing in, come back up keeping your arms overhead.
Breathing out, bring down your arms and relax.
According to Rekhi, you should repeat the posture 3-5 times holding the pose for at least 15 seconds.
Those suffering from peptic or duodenal ulcers and hernia should avoid doing this asana. People with serious spinal or hip problems should also keep away from this asana. Pregnant women should also avoid doing this pose.
Make sure to keep the breath slow and rhythmic while doing this asana.
For beginners it is very necessary to support the back with the hands as you can harm your back very easily when you bend too much without any support.
People often tend to tense the whole body while they are in the pose. Try to relax. more