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Apr
2017
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Ardha Chandrasana ( Half Moon pose)

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How to do?
-Start from standing at the top of your mat. Bring your right foot all the way back so you’re at a Low Lunge with your left leg, hands framing the left foot.
-From here, bring your right hand to your right hip and lift up your right foot and straighten your right leg out behind you, balancing on the left leg with your left hand on the floor. Gaze at your left hand.
-Now, rotate your right hip back, stacking it on top of your left hip so that your hips are parallel to the wall of the room behind you.
-Next, extend your right hand towards the sky, palm facing the right side of the room. Lift the shoulders out of your ears by gluing your shoulders blades onto your back.
-Stay with it for 5 slow, deep breaths.
-Slowly come out of it the same way you came in. Repeat the steps for the other side.

Benefits :
-Strengthens the abdomen, ankles, thighs, buttocks, and spine.
-Stretches the groins, hamstrings and calves, shoulders, chest, and spine.
-Improves coordination and sense of balance.
-Helps relieve stress.
-Improves digestion.

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