The Half Moon pose is brilliant if you want more balance and lower body strength. Sarah Malcolm teaches this move in day 16 of our 30 day yoga challenge
Welcome to day 16 of Healthista’s 30 Day Yoga Challenge, with leading London yoga teacher, Sarah Malcolm (@sarahmalcs), where you learn in detail a different pose or aspect of yoga every day.
If you’re just joining us, click here to go to day one and see below for links to the other days in the series. Today’s in-depth pose is the Half Moon, known in Sanskrit as Ardha Chandrasana.
Half Moon Pose
The Half Moon Pose is a more challenging variation of the Warrior III, great for improving balance.
The pose requires you to have energetic legs and squeeze your thighs as you come to a balance with one arm and leg in the air.
If you want to strengthen your abs, thighs and ankles – this is a great move to practice.
Check back in tomorrow for the next move in our yoga challenge video series.
Each day you will be learning a new aspect to the practice, so in a month you will have learned the basic yoga poses in depth and participate in classes or do a proper sequence yourself.
Shockingly to most people, yoga is a meditation that anyone can do. You don’t need a specific body type to master the practice, you just need the right skills – and you don’t need to be bendy! Our 30 day challenge will give you the skills to become a true yogi.
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In our video series, Sarah is dressed by lululemon