Ardha Chandrasana – Weekly Advanced Class 134

Focus: Ardha chandrasana (half moon pose) like most yoga poses has a variety of associated benefits. Some of these benefits are more readily accessible, and some of them are more subtle and evolve over time with sustained practice. On a very practical level this pose helps to improve hip and adductor flexibility, it can also improve your sense of balance, and can foster a general sense of confidence, resilience and inner strength. This weeks class focuses exclusively on ardha chandrasana. It takes an in-depth look at this key standing pose and explores it from a variety of angles. The video begins by isolating the hip action involved in the pose. Some variations are included that will help students with restrictions in this area. The role of each limb is broken down and explored in detail. Ways of building stability and improved balance are also shared.

Key Poses: Ardha chandrasana.

Equipment: Mat, chair, 2 blocks, blanket, belt.

Level: Advanced

Duration: 40 min


  1. Huda M

    Needed this. Lass so badly as I have some adhesions in my gluteus.

    • Rod

      Hi Huda,

      Thanks for your feedback. Ardha chandrasana is great for promoting gluteal mobility and strength. Sounds like a good fit for you.

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