Half Wheel Pose or Ardha Chakrasana (ar-dhah chah-KRAH-sah-nah) is a beginner level standing backbend posture. Ardha chakrasana is formed of three Sanskrit terms where, ‘Ardha” means “half’, “chakra” is “wheel” and “asana” refers to “pose”.
This pose is much easier than Chakrasana, that’s why those who have a stiff back should attempt this first before going on to the more difficult Full Wheel pose.
This yoga posture is good for flexibility of the back and neck. It strengthens the back muscles and tones the organs in the abdomen, improving their functions.
Benefits and Contraindications
Opens the chest and lungs
Strengthens the back
Stretches the abdominal organs and stimulates digestion
Increases spinal flexibility
Neck, spine, or hip injury
High blood pressure
Photo poses in different angles
- Wheel Pose
- Half Wheel Pose With Raising Arms
- Half Wheel Pose In The Supine Pose
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