Ardha Kati Chakrāsana
Ardha means half. Kati means waist. Charka means wheel. In this posture we form a half wheel with our waist hence this name.
- Stand in Tāḍāsana.
- Slowly raise your right hand vertically above our head while breathing in. Stretch the hand further with full inhalation.
- Now slowly bend your body towards left side, while exhaling.
- Maintain normal breathing in the final posture. Maintain the posture for about 30 seconds.
- While inhaling come up and with exhalation slowly bring down the right hand down.
- Repeat the same on the other side.
- Pull the body up from the waist before and after going into the pose. Do not allow the trunk to tilt front or back. Bend laterally.
- Elasticity of lateral region increases.
- Lateral thoracic muscles are stretched and blood supply to them increases.
- Hip joints become flexible and excess fat around the waist reduces.
- Relieves from back pain, constipation and good for flat foot.