Ardha Chandra Chapasana (Sugar Cane Pose) is a powerful heart opener, this challenging variation of Half Moon Pose offers both a balancing posture and an asymmetrical backbend. The origin of Sugar Cane Pose comes from the story of Kama, in the mythology of India, the god of love. During the Vedic age (2nd millennium–7th century bce), he personified cosmic desire, or the creative impulse, and was called the firstborn of the primeval Chaos that makes all creation possible. In later periods he is depicted as a handsome youth who shoots love-producing flower-arrows. His bow is of sugarcane, his bowstring a row of bees.