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5 Poses to Halfmoon

Intermediate I

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!

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Gilly Vanilly
Gilly Vanilly
October 15, 2022
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5
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Fabulous Rachel :-)
Such a great class and wonderful instructions the whole way through. Very strengthening and rewarding. Thank you!

Kellc1000
Kellc1000
September 27, 2022
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5
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My hips feel absolutely amazing after this practice! Thank you, I'm grateful!

lucidbee
lucidbee
September 5, 2020
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So clear it helped me with all poses and very gratifying. Great class

sng4ever
sng4ever
April 15, 2020
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This is really helpful and I felt more comfortable doing half moon now. Rachel is excellent at guiding the practice and the poses.
Any level will benefit from this practice.

ÀfricaRM
ÀfricaRM
January 5, 2020
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This is a very well-structured class, with clear instructions and a steady progression. After doing it, I have realized that my half-moon pose is not good,s not because a lack of flexibility, but of strength and balance. Thank you, Rachel, wor making me aware of that! I definitely bookmark this one. Namaste!

MountainJuniper
MountainJuniper
January 31, 2019
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Rachel, I love your clear, matter-of-fact, and detailed instructions for moving through poses in all of your classes. Thank you!

yogiAndermoser
yogiAndermoser
February 18, 2018
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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
glowlight
February 6, 2018
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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
Nyamyj
February 3, 2018
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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
Reineira
January 16, 2018
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Love the class; I found it a bit fast to follow it properly but will definitely try it again. Thank you so much!

brownstefani
brownstefani
December 19, 2017
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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
dmintho
December 1, 2017
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First time I have been able to come close to a decent half moon. Will bookmark this one.

mcscandalous
mcscandalous
November 29, 2017
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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!

Kitty N
Kitty N
November 23, 2017
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I actually didn't fall over right away while doing that pose! (on my right side anyways lol) And I felt more stable than I ever did. Thanks Rachel :)

bronwynhegarty
bronwynhegarty
November 23, 2017
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excellent class. Thank you. Pushed me to try something different and to move faster.

ama1031
ama1031
November 21, 2017
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Rachel, thank you for the great instruction on corkscrewing the hips open. I have struggled wondered if I am doing it quite right, now I know exactly how to do it. I really enjoyed this class to get my achy hips moving this morning.