5 Poses to Halfmoon

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.7 (46 votes)
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You may think that it's impossible to do 5 poses leading to halfmoon pose (ardha chandrasana). It's a challenging pose that requires significant strength and flexibility in the back, hips and legs, not to mention overall balance! Rachel's approach here it to ensure that your body is fully warmed up and prepared before she takes you toward the full pose, so that you feel ready physically and mentally. Good luck!

Equipment: None
Style: Hatha Yoga


MountainJuniper 6 months ago

Rachel, I love your clear, matter-of-fact, and detailed instructions for moving through poses in all of your classes. Thank you!

yogiAndermoser 1 year ago

I normally choose intermediate classes on doyogawith me. I have been practising yoga for several years and was afraid I'd be bored by the beginner classes. I love Rachel's classes, so decided to give this one a go. So happy I did. Was great to be reminded of key elements of the poses and to really focus on what I want my body to be doing in each one. Loved it! Will be trying other beginner classes now as well :)

glowlight 1 year ago

Perfect Yoga session for me tonight!! I loved the lead up to the final pose and great instruction on how to open and rotate your hips.
Book marked this one for future enjoyment <3

Nyamyj 1 year ago

My pose wasn’t picture perfect, but WOW, I was doing it with relative ease due to such thought out instruction. Looking forward to coming back to this and improving with practice. Thank you Rachel!

Reineira 1 year ago

Love the class; I found it a bit fast to follow it properly but will definitely try it again. Thank you so much!

brownstefani 1 year ago

Really love this class but one thing is missing, the thing is love so much about do yoga with me, is the sound of the waves!

dmintho 1 year ago

First time I have been able to come close to a decent half moon. Will bookmark this one.

mcscandalous 1 year ago

I loved this class and it helped me finally find the missing puzzle piece of half moon that had me struggling for years! There are a couple small editing issues in this video. One later in the video around the 26:38 mark, where Rachel requests a retake (which I don't mind as much), but another more significant one around the 14:13 mark that mixes up the transitions and has us going into warrior 2 on the left side twice. Still overall a great class that I'll be returning to, regardless of the video goofs!