Half Moon Pose Posture Tutorials

Ardha-Chandrasana (Sanskrit)


  • Half Moon Pose strengthens every muscle in the body's core, especially in the abdomen, and flexes and strengthens the latissimus dorsi, oblique, deltoid and trapezious muscles.
  • It increases the flexibility of the spine comprehensively, from coccyx to neck; promotes proper kidney function; and helps to cure enlargement of the liver and spleen.
  • Half Moon also firms and trims the waistline, hips, abdomen, buttocks and thighs.

Half Moon Posture with Hands to Feet - A demonstration and explanation of Ardha-Chandrasana with Pada-Hastasana, Half Moon posture with Hands to Feet with Bikram Yoga Manhattan's Raffael Pacitti and Rachel Kaplan.