Ardha Kati Chakrasana(Right bending) Half
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- While inhaling, slowly raise the right arm side ways up.
- At the horizontal level turn the palm upwards.
- Continue to raise the arm with deep inhalation vertically until the biceps touches the right ear, palm facing the left side.
- Stretch the right arm upwards.
- While exhaling bend the trunk slowly to the left.
- The left palm slides down along the left thigh as far as possible.
- Do not bend the right elbow or the knees.
- Maintain for about a minute with normal breathing.
- Slowly while coming back to vertical position inhale and stretch the right arm up. Feel the pull along a straight line from the waist up to the fingers.
- Bring the right arm down as you exhale to Sthiti position.
- Come back to Tadasana Sthiti.
- Repeat on the left side, by bending towards the right side.
Clinical Significance :
- Clear blockages in the lungs and improves breathing.
- Improves flexibility of the hips.
- Reduces fat and tones the waist.
- IBS, Chest congestion, Paradoxical breathing, stress and anxiety, low Lung capacity, Back pain, constipation, piles, post natal conditions, Stroke, Postural imbalances, Life style disorders (Kyphosis, Scoliosis), Thyroid, and Pancreas disturbances, etc.
Contributors to Ardha Kati Chakrasana
- Those with abdominal and hip injury must avoid this pose Do not bend forward or backward in this pose.
- The (Right bending) Half has been demonstrated by Ms Niharika Raval, who is a part of Yoga Archanam Project at Surendranagar, Gujarat, India, pursuing PhD in Dance.
- The Ardha Kati Chakrasana Procedure has been provided by Sri Viral Raval, who is a part of Yoga Archanam Project at Surendranagar, Gujarat, India, pursuing PhD in Yoga
- The limitations and benefits of Ardha Kati Chakrasana been given by Ms Niharika Raval
- The Physiology of Ardha Kati Chakrasana been designed and provided by Dr E Amaravathi, a Master in Physiotherapy currently pursuing PhD in Yoga and also teaching at Ajarya Yoga Academy
- The Scientific Explanation and Clinical Significance (available only to registered Ajarya teachers) of Ardha Kati Chakrasana been provided by
Dr E Amaravathi,teaching currently at Ajarya Yoga Academy
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