5 Poses to Halfmoon

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.7 (62 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


lucidbee 1 year ago

So clear it helped me with all poses and very gratifying. Great class

sng4ever 1 year ago

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 1 year ago

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 2 years ago

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

yogiAndermoser 3 years 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 3 years 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@gmail.com 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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!