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How to do Half Moon Yoga Pose

Ardha Chandrasana or Half Moon pose is an asana which is a highly effective strengthener for the legs and ankles. You have to sort of squint to see the half moon, try drawing a half circle from the raised top hand through the lifted foot to the standing floor and supporting hand.

Ardha Chandrasana Yoga Pose: Half Moon Pose

The moon has a rich symbolic significance in yoga mythology. In hatha yoga, for example, the sun and the moon represent the two polar energies of the human body. In fact, the word hatha itself is often divided into its two constituent syllables, “ha” and “tha”, which are then esoterically interpreted as signifying the solar and lunar energies. The moon has a strong influence on water, this pose calms and makes us withdraw internally.


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