Ardha Chakraasana

Sthiti: Taadaasana
Practice:

  • Support the back at the waist by the palms, fingers pointing forwards.
  • Inhale and bend backwards from the lumbar region. Drop the head backwards, stretching the muscles of the neck.
  • Maintain for a minute with normal breathing.
  • Return to Sthiti.
  • Relax in Taadaasana.

Benefits:

  • Makes the Spine flexible,
  • Stimulates the spinal nerves, and promotes circulation of blood into head.
  • Strengthens the neck muscles.
  • Expands chest and shoulders.
  • Improves breathing.

Limitations:

  • Persons with problems of vertigo have to avoid this posture.