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Half Moon – Ardha Candrāsana

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Half Moon

ૐ Ardha Candrāsana ૐ 

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Preparation Poses

Contraindication

  • Low blood pressure

  • Vertigo


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Quick Tips

  • From Triangle Pose, lunge weight forward to balance on front foot keeping the greater trochanter pulling back and the inner thigh inward.

  • Place the low arm hand on floor below shoulder and outside the lane of front foot. Extend arms wide to spread collar bones.

  • Lengthen from bottom of lifted leg through spine and neck. Keep side of thigh lifted and belly button facing out.

 


Inspiration

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

-Buddha

 


 

Progress Pics

 

Adjustments

  • Lead greater trochanter back with thumb while stabilizing other hip with free hand.

  • Align head with spine.

  • Rotate less and lengthen if floating ribs are flaring and opposite side is collapsing.

  • Bend base leg knee slightly to aim toward center of front foot if hyperextending.


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Variations

  • Press top arm flat against side body.

  • Rotate head to face sky.

Modifications

  • Two blocks: Place two blocks in front of balancing foot on both sides to add stability with both arms.

  • Bar: Tilt into Half Moon pose while holding onto low bar in front of belly button.

  • Wall: Press bottom of lifted foot against wall for added stability.


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Featured Song

Money by Pink Floyd

Album: Dark Side of the Moon


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