Day 18 Ardha Chandrasana
Half Moon Pose
Ardha Chandrasana (ARD-uh chan-DRAHS-uh-nuh)
is a standing yoga posture that will challenge your leg muscles and your ability to balance. It can also be a fun pose to transition into from Extended Triangle (Utthita Trikonasana)! The two poses are similar in their full-body extension; Half Moon is like a balancing variation of Triangle.
Half Moon can challenge your practice in new ways. Remember to breathe smoothly throughout the pose. As you continually draw your awareness back to your breath, you can stay calm and aware of the present moment. Don't be afraid to fall — just try the pose again. Relax your breath, focus your mind, and take it slowly. With practice and patience, you'll be balancing gracefully in space, just like the moon.