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Half Moon Pose

Angle-Based Images: Half Moon Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Half Moon Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Half Moon Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Half Moon Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Half Moon Pose Video
Half Moon Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in a supported warrior III on your right leg, with both hands on the ground, underneath your shoulders.
Half Moon Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Keep your right fingertips on the ground, and open your left hip on top of your right, and turn your torso to the left.
Half Moon Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Extend your left arm straight up and look up toward your left fingers. Stay here for at least three deep breaths, then repeat on the other side.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Use a block if the floor is too far away. To help find balance, do this pose with your back against a wall.

Tips

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

Benefits

Strengthens the legs, knees, ankles, back, and abdomen. Opens the hips, shoulders, and back. Is said to help with osteoporosis, anxiety, sciatica, fatigue, and constipation.

Modifications

To make this easier on your neck, keep your gaze toward the ground or straight out to the side.

Related Exercises

  • Strength Exercises
  • Pelvis Exercises
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