Next is Half Moon pose, Ardha Chandrasana
Every muscle in the center of the body,
Trims fat all over the body: thighs, hips, waist, buttocks, arms and abdomen.
Improves and strengthens every muscle in the core, especially the back and abdomen.
Increases flexibility of the spine and corrects bad posture.
Helps pigeon chest.
Helps release tension in the respiratory system.
Helps cure enlargement of the liver and the spleen.
Helps cure dyspepsia and constipation.
Helps to alleviate lower back pain, bronchial distress, scoliotic deformities, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder.
Realigns the spine.
Good for lymphoma.
In Half Moon posture, the spine flexes laterally, both to the right and to the left. Trying the ‘right way’, keeping hips and shoulders in alignment, provides many benefits. Fat is burned in all of your typical ‘trouble spots’: side waist, belly, thighs and buttocks. The posture massages your internal organs, improving both digestion and elimination. Done correctly, Half Moon posture demands strength, flexibility, endurance and good body awareness. It stimulates all of your body’s major systems–and it challenges the mind.