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Half Moon Pose - Ardha Chandrasana

Half Moon Pose - Ardha Chandrasana


Yoga Pose Steps

1 - Start In Tadasansa - Mountain Pose. (see #66)

2 - Spread feet 2 1/2 to 3 feet apart and take arms to your side; turn to left, and rest right hand on hip.

3 - Inhale and fold left leg, and move right foot about ½ a foot to 1 foot forward along mat. Simultaneously, stretch left hand forward, outside left foot, as far as you can go.

4 - Exhale and press your left hand and left foot firmly on the floor.

5 - Straighten left leg and, at the same time, raise right leg parallel to floor.

6 - Twist body to right, but keeping moving a little in front. Don’t forget to keep your right hand on your right hip and your head neutral. Keep looking in front of you.

7 - Your body should be balancing fully on standing leg.

8 - Adjust balance with light press of palm into your Yoga Mat. Raise the ankle of your left foot firmly up into your left groin.

9 - Hold this pose for as long as you can. About a half minute to one minute is adequate, with a deep exhalation, lower your right leg onto the floor.

10 - Repeat the pose on your right for approximately the same amount of time.

Yoga Pose Benefits

  • Strengthen ankles,abdomen, buttocks, spine and thighs
  • Increases digestive capacity
  • Enhances your coordination and sense of balance
  • Relieves tension

Yoga Pose Cautions

  • Avoid if suffer from any neck problems. .
  • Modification: For more gentle stretching of neck, gaze straight ahead rather than look up and keep neck long.

Yoga Pose Affected BodyParts

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