Parivrtta ardha chandrasana activates the grounding energy of the muladhara (root) chakra and the creative energy of the svadisthana (spleen or sacral) chakra.
Additional benefits of this pose include:
- Stretches the hamstrings
- Strengthens the sacrum, low back and abdominal muscles
- Improves mental focus and balance
- Cleanses and detoxifies
- Supports metabolism
- Improves elimination and digestion
Yogis experiencing migraines, low blood pressure or neck pain may choose to keep the drishti forward instead of turning the gaze upward.