Sanskrit: Ardha Chakrasana
English: Standing Backbend
Chakras: Third Eye Chakra (Ajna Chakra) , Throat Chakra (Vishuddha Chakra) , Heart Chakra (Anahata Chakra) , Solar Plexus (Manipura Chakra)
Doshas: Vata, Pitta
Benefits: Tone and stretch muscles of the spine and hips allowing for greater mobility over time. Stimulates the internal organs leading to an improved digestion. Stretches the muscles around the chest and the diaphragm assisting respiratory function. Improves balance.