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Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon) – Overview

Lesson Overview

  • Features: Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon) and related poses such as Ardha Chandrasana Chapasana (Half Moon Bow / Sugarcane)
  • Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
  • Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.

Ardha Chandrasana

ARE-duh chun-DRAHS-anna

“ardha” = half

“chandra” = brilliance, moon

Half Moon Pose

Heart of Pose

  • Balance

Note

Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle) is often used as preparation and entry point

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