1.04.2015

Julie leading Half Moon Pose for Killer Yoga class.

Ardha Chandrasana - Half Moon Pose 

Suggestions:
a. Foundation- Be sure your standing foot is parallel to the edge of your mat and place your right hand directly underneath the shoulder using a block if needed to create length in the side waist.
b. Viyana Vayu- Feel your solar energy radiating from your center through all your limbs.  Especially focus a beam of light outward through your top leg and foot.
c. Opening- Dial your heart and your top hip open without spinning the top thigh out of neutral alignment.  If balance is hard, look down, feel the earth and don’t lose heart;)
d. Exploration- Variations of deeper openings and twists abound.  no matter the modification, keep flying inthe expansive energy. - See more at: http://sonicyoga.com/news/pose-of-the-month-april-ardha-chandrasana/#sthash.MdYxbcx2.dpuf
From Sonicyoga.com
Foundation - standing foot toes straight out from heel, straight relative to knee, place right hand directly under shoulder on ground or prop so side waist remains long.
Vayu - Viyana Vayu "Feel your solar energy radiating from your center through all your limbs. Especially focus a beam of light outward through your top leg and foot."
Opening - "Dial your heart and your top hip open without spinning the top thigh out of neutral alignment. If balance is hard, look down, feel the earth" and raise your spine away from it like you are floating up to the sky. Energize your standing hip and lift the socket away from the head of the femur.
Exploration - Variations of deeper openings and twists abound. No matter the modification, keep flying in the expansive energy.
Foundation- Be sure your standing foot is parallel to the edge of your mat and place your right hand directly underneath the shoulder using a block if needed to create length in the side waist. - See more at: http://sonicyoga.com/news/pose-of-the-month-april-ardha-chandrasana/#sthash.MdYxbcx2.dpuf