Ardha Chandra means half moon. In this āsana body takes the shape of half moon.
- Stand in Tāḍāsana. And then perform Utthita Trikoṇāsana.
- Breathe out and place the right palm about a foot from the right foot by bending the right knee and at the same time bring the left foot nearer to right foot. Keep the left palm on the left hip.
- Rest in this position taking two breaths. Then breathe out and raise the left leg from the floor toes pointing up.
- Stretch the right hand and the right leg. Turn the chest to the up and balance.
- The weight of the body must be on right foot and hip. The right hand is only a support to control the balance.
- Hold this pose from 20 to 30 seconds with deep and even breathing.
- Bring back left leg on to the floor and come back to Utthita Trikoṇāsana.
- Repeat the same process on the left side.
- Exhale and jump back to Tāḍāsana.
- This pose improves balance in the body.
- Tones the leg muscles.
- It improves lower region of the spine and nerves connected with leg muscles and strengthens the knees.
- Along with other standing postures this āsana cures gastric troubles.