Ardha Chandrasana—Half-Moon Pose

December 9, 2008 by  
Filed under Yoga Poses

General Guidelines: An open mind, empty stomach, and bare feet are recommended. Do not strain or force any movements.

Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Pay special attention to breath and body alignment. Hold each pose for a minimum of five inhalations/exhalations (about half a minute).

  1. Stand in “Tadasana” to begin.
  2. As you inhale, lift right arm up at side—palm facing the floor. When you reach shoulder height, rotate right palm up. Bring hand reaching over top of head, fingers going toward the opposite side.

    NOTE: Palm will ALWAYS face the floor, thus the reason it is rotated upon reaching shoulder level!

  3. Left arm slides down the thigh, reaching the fingertips toward the floor.
  4. Imagine your body is being pressed between two panes of glass, keep shoulders and hips aligned.
  5. Breath for five cycles. Repeat on the second side.

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