Revolved Half Moon Pose - Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana

Revolved Half Moon Pose - Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana - YanvaYoga


Revolved Half Moon Pose or Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana (PAHR-ee-VREE-tah ARD-uh chan-DRAHS-uh-nuh) comes from four words: “Parivrtta” — meaning “revolved”,”Ardha” — meaning “half”, “Chandra” — meaning “moon”, “Asana” — meaning “pose”. Is a standing yoga pose that combines the challenge of balancing with the detoxifying benefits of a twist. It’s an advanced variation of the pose, Half Moon ( Ardha Chandrasana), which builds mental and physical strength.

This standing pose, a variation of Half Moon, involves rotating your torso, which stimulates the abdominal organs. It also opens your chest as you elongate and extend your arms, and hones your focus as you find your balance. Once you’ve mastered the stability required of this pose, you’ll reap its heavenly reward: energy radiating from your core and extending out to your limbs.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1
Begin in traditional Half Moon, or Ardha Chandrasana, balancing on your right leg with your left leg extended behind you and your right arm extended to the Earth in front of your right foot.
Step 2
From here, look down and focus on one spot. Begin to square your hips (rather than keeping them stacked) while you reach down to the Earth with your left fingertips.
Step 3
Take your right hand to your right hip.
Step 4
Extend from your tailbone through your crown of head, creating a flat back and long line of energy.
Step 5
Pull your bellybutton in towards your spine and up towards your ribs for stability.
Step 6
Begin to twist your torso (not your hips) to the right to stack your right shoulder on top of your left. If you can access this, begin to reach your right hand towards the sky and if available gaze towards that hand.

Benefits and Contraindications


Stretches the shoulders, back and hamstrings

Improves balance and coordination

Improves digestion

Strengthens the legs and core


Low blood pressure



Neck injuries


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Modifications,Props and Tips

  • Place a block under your bottom hand to bring the ground closer to you.
  • Press the sole of your raised foot firmly against a wall for support and to engage the leg muscles.
  • Hover your lower hand off the floor, bringing elbow to your knee or hand to your heart.
  • Keep your gaze to the side or downward to release your neck.

Frequently Asked Questions


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Iana Varshavska
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A digital marketer in love with yoga and everything that goes along with it. In 2021, her huge passion for yoga led her to yoga teacher trainings. After successfully completing her studies, Iana received her Yoga Alliance U.S. certification, left the corporate IT world and devoted herself to the development of Yanva. To be able to create the best online yoga space for yoga enthusiasts like her, Iana is constantly learning and improving her skills in various aspects of yoga philosophy, anatomy and biomechanics. Since 2021, she has continued to attend various types of teacher training, including yoga therapy, gives online and offline classes, and conducts local workshops for people who want to learn more about yoga. At the moment, Iana continues to work on her personal practice, improving her hand balancing skills, as well as developing her own training programs.