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Parivrtta Ardha Chandrachapasana
Parivrtta Ardha Chandrachapasana is an Asana. It is translated as Revolved Half Moon Bow Pose from Sanskrit. the name of this pose comes from parivrtta meaning revolved, ardha meaning half, chandra meaning moon, chapa meaning bow and asana meaning posture or seat. This pose is a variation of Ardha Chandrasana.
- Begin in Utthita Trikonasana / Extended Triangle Pose on your right.
- Place your left hand on your left hip and slowly bend your right knee at a 90 degrees angle.
- Inhale and place your right hand on the floor about a foot beyond your right toe. If you are not able to reach the floor, use a wooden block and place your palm on it.
- Exhale and straighten your knees. Lift your right leg up and keep it parallel to the floor.
- Slowly turn your torso to your left without losing your balance.
- Bend your right knee and hold your right ankle with your left hand.
- Balance your body on your left leg and right hand without locking your left knee.
- Inhale and turn your head to your left.
- Stay in this pose for 3 long breaths
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