The Half Wheel (Ardha Chakrasana)


  1. Most dynamic back ward bend.
  2. Stimulates all the charkas or energy centers.
  3. Effective for respiratory problems, backache, rheumatic pains etc.

Description of the asana

  1. Keeping feet far apart and hands on hips arch slowly backward.
  2. Keep your weight on your knees and push your hips forward.
  3. Inhale, raise your arms over and behind your head and drop back onto your hands.
  4. To stand up again , shift your weight to your knees, then push yourself forward and bring your arms up one at a time or both at once.