Yoga to the Moon!

Morning glory on this beautiful Tuesday. It is 10:13am and I already taught a yoga class this morn. This morning, like all my yoga classes, was a fun class. I’m not a very serious person most of the time and I really love what I do so that always helps. We did a balance challenge today. Two of which you my readers have already done; dancer and tree pose! In a few days, I will teach all of you the other two poses which are star and flamingo pose. Both a good challenge in their own way.

Today’s pose is also a balance challenge. It is in my top 5 all time favorite poses! It is called half moon pose! So much fun! I remember the first time I did it! I fell in love! Now I love to tweak it and make it my own! This is a pose that you should practice with a block or a chair the first few times until you are comfortable!

Today’s pose: ardha chandrasana- half moon pose. Start off in triangle with your left foot in front. Slowly start peeling your back foot off the floor putting the weight on you left hand. As I said please use a block or something to put your hand on and make sure it is 12-18 inches away from you left little toe. Turn your rib cage toward the ceiling and lift the right arm if and only if you are comfortable. Your gaze can be down or out or up. Whatever is best for your neck! Stay here for a few breaths and then slowly lower the leg and repeat on the other side.

What this pose works: tensor fasciae latae, iliacus, iliopoas, biceps femoris, semitendinosus, semimembranosus, pectineus, and the sartorius muscle