Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana – Revolved Half Moon Pose

Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana – Revolved Half Moon Pose


Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Parivrtta(revolved), Ardha(half), Chandra(moon) and Asana(pose) . It is called as Revolved Half Moon Posein English.

Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana Improves the physical and mental strength. To practise Revolved Half Moon Pose one should combine the balancing and the strength. It helps to detoxify the body. Revolved Half Moon Pose is an advanced variation of Half Moon (ArdhaChandrasana).

It is a standing pose, with expert’s guidance; one can master this pose easily. It helps to open the hips and shoulders.

Steps Involved:

  1. Starting with Warrior II pose.
  2. Make sure that your right leg should be forward.
  3. Bend the front knee.
  4. Place the hands on the yoga mat.
  5. Square the hips to the yoga mat.
  6. Slowly lift the left leg at a 90 degree angle from the right leg.
  7. Flex your left foot.
  8. Breathing should be normal.
  9. Bend down through the left hand.
  10. Bring the right hand to your hip.
  11. Twist toward your right as your stack your right shoulder over the left.
  12. Lift your gaze toward the roof.
  13. Up your right arm straight.
  14. Hold in this position for few seconds.
  15. Exhale; Exit the pose by untwist.
  16. Repeat all the above steps with the opposite side.


  • Strengthen the waist.
  • Opens the hips, pelvis and shoulders.
  • Twisting in the torso massages the internal organs and helps to detoxify the body.
  • Regulates the digestion.
  • Improves the metabolism.
  • Strengthens the thighs, ankles, lower back and buttocks.
  • Helps to stretch the abdomen and legs.
  • Stretches the shoulders, chest, torso, spine, groins, hamstrings, and calves.
  • Improves the stamina.
  • Improves your balance, stability, coordination and focus.
  • It increases body confidence, poise, and courage.
  • Provides relief from stress, anxiety, and fatigue.

Dos, Don’ts and Tips:

People with the following problem please avoid practising this pose, or practise under the expert’s supervisions and doctor’s advice.

  • Low blood pressure.
  • Spine problems.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Neck injuries.

Practise this yoga daily, will yield the better results.

It’s good to do this pose in the morning with empty stomach.

Do not stretch too much. If you find any pain or discomfort while practising this pose, please exit the pose, and ask for expert’s guidance and doctor’s advice.