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Beginner Yoga Challenge: Half Moon Pose

Performed by Marin Jayden

Benefits of the Half Moon Pose: Stronger ankles, knees and lower body. This pose improves focus, balance, confidence and concentration.

  • Start in a lunge with the left foot forward, take a deep breath 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.

Modifications: If need be, you can use a yoga brick under your left hand. If you can an advanced skill level, have the lower hand hover 1-2 inches above the floor and balance with the foot on the floor.

Half Moon Pose


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