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Half Moon

Step By Step

  1. Start in Standing Forward Bend (Triangle, Warrior 2/3 or Side Angle) and extend one leg up parallel to the mat.
  2. Hand places on the mat 6-8 inches in front of the same side foot.
  3. Hips stack one on top of the other as other arm extends up.
  4. fingers spread and foot flexes.
  5. Tuck tailbone under and tighten core.
  6. Gaze is down at the hand on the mat, straight forward or up at the extended arm.

Benefits

  • Strengthens the abdomen, ankles, thighs, buttocks and spine.
  • Stretches the groins, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, chest and spine.
  • Improves coordination and sense of balance.
  • Helps relieve stress and improves digestion.

Contraindications

  • Someone with neck problems should not look up towards the extended hand; continue looking straight ahead and keep both sides of the neck evenly long.
  • Headache or migraine.
  • Low blood pressure.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Insomnia.

Common Misalignments

  • Foot turned, not on four corners, knee not tracking in the direction of the toe.
  • Lack of muscular energy.
  • Not enough outer spiral in standing leg.
  • Lack of shoulder loop.
  • Imbalance of muscular and organic energy.
  • Coming out carelessly.