This excellent balancing exercise strengthens your legs and outer hips, stretches your hamstring and inner thighs and promotes concentration.
Also known as Ardha chandrasana, it is derived from the Sanskrit ardha, meaning "half," and chandra, meaning "moon," and asana meaning "seat" or "posture." This is a graceful, balanced pose which mirrors the image of the half moon in the sky and awakens the opposing sides of the physical body
Step by step guide
- Starting in the triangle pose, bend your front knee.
- Push your back foot back and put both your hands a foot in front of you. Lift upwards with the toe.
- Shift your weight on to the front foot and lift back foot off the ground.
- Reach back and stretch towards the wall behind you, while raising up the upper arm.
- To gain a good posture, rotate your chest and point it upwards towards the ceiling and fix your eyes to the top of your hand.