Crescent Moon Pose – Chandrasana

Chandra = Moon
Asana = Posture

How to do

– From Mountain Pose, interlace the fingers, pointing the index finger up over the head, press the feet into the floor and reach the fingers and crown up while relaxing the shoulders down and back
– Exhale and press the right hip out to the side, arching over to the left
– Keep the feet grounded and the legs and buttocks engaged
– Reach up and out through the fingers and crown
– Repeat second side

Benefits

– Deeply stretches and opens the sides of the body
– Improves core strength, balance and concentration
– Strengthens ankles and knees and energizes the entire body

Contraindications

-Recent or chronic injury to the hips, back or shoulders