Ardha Cakrasasna | Ardha Cakrāsasna | The Half Wheel Posture

'Ardha’ means half, ‘Chakra’ means wheel and asana means posture.
This posture as the body takes the shape of a half wheel, hence it is called Ardha Cakrāsasna.


Place your blanket or your yoga mat on the surface.

Stand straight with feet 2 inches apart.
Support the back at the sides of the waist with the fingers.
Try to keep the elbows parallel.
Drop the head backwards stretching the neck muscles.
As you inhale, bend backwards from the lumbar region; exhale and relax.
Stay here for 10-30 seconds with normal breathing. Inhale and slowly come up.


This āsana brings stability in the body.

This āsana relives stress, reduces abdominal fat and relives constipation.
This āsana stretch the body and helps to relieve backache.
This āsana relieves constipation.
Ardha Cakrāsana makes the spine flexible and strengthens the spinal nerves and muscles.
Helps in management of cervical spondylosis


Avoid this posture in case of vertigo or a tendency to giddiness

Hypertensive patients should bend with care.