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Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana)

The Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) is a Standing Pose that targets the legs, buttocks, and hips, and improves balance and strength.

Learn how to do the Half Moon Pose in this section:

STEP 1: Start with a Trikonasana, with your left hand resting on your hip.

STEP 2: Slightly bend your right knee then move a bit forward.

STEP 3: Move your right hand forward - a few inches from the toes of your right leg, and

STEP 4: Exhale and press your right hand and right heel into the floor for balance. Lift your left leg parallel to the floor.

STEP 5: Raise your left hand. It should be aligned with your right hand. Bear your weight on the right leg.

STEP 6: Look up at your fingers. Stay in this pose for a few seconds.

If you are a beginner, you can try this pose with the help of a block or a wall. You can use a block for support when you find it difficult to reach the floor with your lower hand. This pose can also be done with your back to (and leaning against) a wall.


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Dina rose
Monday 23rd November 2009 at 1:38:15 AM  

nice site

Sunday 28th March 2010 at 8:23:05 AM  

very informative and nice site

Surya Kavi
Monday 3rd May 2010 at 1:01:48 PM  

Inspirational information about Yoga poses. Keep it up!

Wednesday 5th May 2010 at 12:17:34 AM  

I''m actually a fan of Bikram Yoga and I find it very interesting that the Half Moon Pose in one type of Yoga is very different from another. Same with the triangle pose. Either way though, each type of half moon does have great benefits. :D

Workouts Guy
Monday 5th July 2010 at 2:38:31 AM  

Excellent demonstration. Watch out for neck flexibility in this exercise. I have found its best to avoid a jerky neck movement from step 5 to 6.

Neck flexibility also helps. I suggest 3-5 neck rolls on either side if you have a stiff neck, This helps perform Ardha Chandrasana better.


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Monday 14th November 2011 at 4:33:19 AM  

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