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Bowed Half Moon Pose

Angle-Based Images: Bowed Half Moon Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Bowed Half Moon Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Bowed Half Moon Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Bowed Half Moon Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Bowed Half Moon Pose Video
Bowed Half Moon Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in a supported warrior III on your right leg with both hands on the ground or blocks underneath your shoulders.
Bowed Half Moon Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Keep your right fingertips on the ground, or a block, underneath your right shoulder. Open your left hip on top of your right, and open your torso toward your left. Extend your left arm straight up and look up toward your left fingers.
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Bowed Half Moon Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Bend your left knee, and take a hold of your left foot with your left hand, lightly pressing your foot into your hand to open your back, keeping your knee in line with your hip.
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Bowed Half Moon Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Lean back and open your chest. Stay here for at least three deep breaths, then repeat on the other side.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Use a block underneath your bottom hand.

Tips

Not recommended for those with low blood pressure, those suffering from migraines, headaches, or insomnia, or those with knee, ankle, back, or neck maladies.

Benefits

Invigorating. Improves lower body and core strength. Opens chest, quadriceps, and hips. Allows for deeper breathing.

Modifications

To deepen the pose, press the top foot into your top hand.

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