Half Moon

Benefits

  • Improves balance.
  • Strengthens the feet ankles, legs, hips, glutes and back.
  • Stretches the calves, hamstrings, hips, chest and neck.
  • Improves focus and concentration.

Skill Level

  • Advanced 

Category

  • Balance

Yoga 15 Series

Instructions

  • From Warrior 2, bring your right fingertips to the mat just outside your front foot.
  • Straighten your right leg and lift your left leg up to hip height. Flex your left foot.
  • Reach your left hand up to the sky and look down, straight ahead or up to your fingertips for more of a challenge.
  • Stay in the pose for 3-5 breaths, in and out through your nose.
  • Take a deep breath in. Exhale, step back to Warrior 2 and switch to the other side. 

Contraindications

  • Avoid this pose if you have an ankle or hip injury.