Highly beneficial for toning lower back muscles and increasing their flexibility ardha chakrasana is also known as the half wheel pose as it involves bending backwards posing like a half wheel. The backward stretch helps in cutting flab from the hips and thighs. Health Benefits Well-known yoga expert Sunaina Rekhi lists several health benefits of this asana. It stimulates the abdominal organs and aids digestion. It works very well for people with lower back pain and spondylitis. Ardha chakrasana increases your lung capacity and also provides relief from respiratory diseases. Additionally it regulates blood pressure and improves your heart function.