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Summer Shape Up Challenge: Half Moon Pose

Performed by Taylor Nelms

Half Moon Pose – Start in a lunge with the left foot forward, take a deep breathe and lean forward toward the left leg, placing your hands on the floor. Keeping it straight, lift your right leg behind you and try to make it parallel with the floor. Straighten your left leg. Lift your right arm toward the sky, perpendicular to the floor. Really open up your hips and shoulders so they’re facing the side wall. Look up at the sky. Benefits:  Builds strength in the ankles, thighs, glutes and abdomen. It also improves balance and builds focus and concentration. Tips: If you have difficulty touching the floor with your lower hand use a block to gradually ease yourself toward the floor.