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Half Moon with Hands to Feet | ARDHA CHANDRASANA with PADA-HASTASANA

Half Moon with Hands to Feet

 Feel the last four vertebrae of your spine lengthen and open.

  • Trims fat all over the body: thighs, hips, waist, buttocks, arms and abdomen.
  • Improves and strengthens every muscle in the central part of the body, especially the back and abdomen.
  • Increases flexibility of the spine
  • Corrects bad posture
  • Promotes proper kidney function
  • Helps cure enlargement of the liver and the spleen
  • Helps cure dyspepsia and constipation
  • Helps to eleviate lower back pain, bronchial distress, scoliotic deformities, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder
  • Realigns spine


The backbending part helps correct high blood pressure. Blood sugar in diabetics and blood pressure can elevate and then normalize with regular practice.

You lose fat by extension, stretching, not by compressing or using strength. When you stretch you disperse and reorganize the lipids in your muscle structure in an optimal way. The metabolism of the lipids is enhanced and you start using reserves of stored energy, so that's why when you do yoga your energy is higher and your appetite is less.  Further, the cells become more efficient in the use of energy.

If you can you must, if you can't you try.

The hands to feet pose increases the flexibility of the spine and the sciatic nerves and most of the tendons and ligaments of the legs. It strengthens the quadriceps, biceps brachii and the latissimus dorsi muscles. It also greatly improves blood circulation in the legs and the brain and stretches the gluteus maximus.

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" I have a cervical fusion and nerve damage between L4-L5. Having tried just about everything for pain relief, I gave Bikram a try. I was amazed that on the days I practiced my pain was significantly decreased. I would not have believed it could happen, but it has..."
~ Denise Age: 58


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