Modifications for Ardha Chandrasana, Half Moon Pose

Ardha Chandrasana is one of my favorite poses. Don't let the fact that you are balancing on a leg scare you from trying this amazing pose.

Half Moon strengthens the thighs, ankles, glutes, core, and spine. While you are strengthening you are also stretching. 

The hamstrings, calves, chest, shoulders, spine, and groin are all opening and lengthening. This asana also helps you work on your balance and focus and gives you a sense of better coordination.

Since your head is usually below your heart it is also a stress reliever. It can help with menstrual pain, leg pain, and back pain. Those three items are why it's worth it to include this pose in my weekly practice.

Let's get into it.

I hope you've been practicing your Virabhadrasana II and Trikonasana because these two poses help you prepare for Ardha Chandrasana.

Modifications for Ardha Chandrasana, Half Moon Pose