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Varun Dhawan's favourite yoga exercise, the Chandra Namaskar cultivates lunar energy and the term literally means 'moon salutation' in English.
The moon salutation or Chandra Namaskar is cooling, receptive and meditative. And its about movement, breath, connecting to your body and finding peace.
A classical Chandra Namaskar is made up of nine asanas and the sequence consists of 28 steps (14 steps on each side, right and left) that present lunar phases.
Chandra Namaskar puts focus on the lower body and bending sideways. This yoga sequence is performed sideways or laterally along the mat.
The best time to practice Chandra Namaskar is when the moon is up and shining.
One must practice Chandra Namaskar on an empty stomach or after at least three to four hours of a light meal.
Chandra Namaskar helps maintain focus, strengthens all major muscle groups, aids flexibility, tones abdomen, massages abdominal organs and boosts metabolism.
Its calming properties, which basically balances one’s emotions, are known to help people cope with stress and anxiety.
This yoga sequence can be practiced by one and all, regardless of age, body type and condition.
Remember that with Chandra Namaskar you must go slow. Also, practice it under the guidance of a yoga expert initially to ensure your posture is correct.