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Varun Dhawan attempts Chandra Namaskar; here’s how you can do it

Here's the guide on how you can Chandra Namaskar- Moon Salutation.

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Varun Dhawan who is currently quarantined with his family amid the nationwide lockdown in Mumbai is making the most of his time by doing yoga. Recently, the actor shared a sneak-peek of his workout, in which he can be seen attempting to do Chandranamaskar-Moon Salutation, with his trainer virtually.

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According to yogapedia, Chandra Namaskara is a sequence which reveres and honors the energy of the moon. It is known as Moon Salutation in English.

Chandra Namaskara is also beneficial for:

  • Strengthening all major muscle groups
  • Improving flexibility
  • Calming the mind
  • Grounding and focusing the body and mind

Here’s a guide on how to do the yoga asana:

1. Pranamasana:
Keep the eyes closed. Stand upright with the feet together. Bring the palms to meet in the center of your chest. Relax the whole body

2. Hasta Uttanasana:
Bring the hands shoulder-width apart, bring them up over the head, and reaching back. You should bend the back slightly

3. Utanasana:
Bend forwards from the hips until the finger or palms of the hands touch the floor on either side of the feet. Do not strain

4. Ashwa Sanchalanasana:
Stretch the right leg back as far as is comfortable tucking the toes under. At the same time bending the left knee leaving the foot flat on the floor. Arch the back and gaze up to the sky

5. Ardha Chandrasana:
Raise the hands, and stretch both arms over the head keeping them shoulder-width apart. Arch the back look up, raising the chin.

6. Parvatasana:
Bring the palms onto the floor and stepping the left foot back beside the right, while lifting the hips up into the air. Lengthening through the spine, bringing the shoulders towards the ankles. Take a few breaths. (This posture is similar to Downward facing dog, except the feet are together)

7. Ashtana Namaskara:
Coming onto your toes, simultaneously lower the knees, chin, and chest to the floor. The hips and abdomen remain raised.

8. Bhujangasana:
Keeping the hands and feet in place, slide the chest forward, and raise the chest up. Opening the shoulders and tilting the head back to look at the sky. The hips and thigh should be on the floor.

9. Repeat step 6- Parvatasana

10. Repeat step 4- Ashwa Sanchalanasana

11.Repeat step 5- Ardha Chandrasana

12. Repeat step 3- Utanasana

13. Repeat step 2- Hasta Uttanasana

14. Repeat step 1-Pranamasana

Lastly, repeat the cycle reversing the legs in Steps 4,5,10 and 11.

Credits: Pranayoga

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