Moon Salutations

Beginner II

Moon salutations are a fun alternative to the popular sun salutations. They are very different - bringing in goddess, pyramid, standing side bends and no downward facing dog. Anastasia introduces the class for the first 6 minutes, so if you would prefer to go right into the flow, skip to 6:45. This is designed so that you can continue on your own once you remember the flow for yourself.

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88Anastasia88
October 3, 2021
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Perfect easy flow, well rounded stretch for 6 minutes. Start video at 6:40

nadonado
May 9, 2018
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I was recently told to avoid bending in half or downward dog. I thought it meant the end of yoga for me. However, this class did the trick. I feel stretched out while avoiding folds. I like Anastasia's calm voice and gentle pace. Thank you.

tleopold
March 29, 2018
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Thank you for providing guidance for the moon salutation - as we are about to enjoy a full moon (March 2018).

katielee23
August 22, 2017
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Thank you for this lovely relaxing sequence, Anastasia. Thought I would do it in the energy of the new moon just now. I always enjoy the audience that's in the water behind you, too. :-) What kind of critters are they??

kholbein
July 23, 2017
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This was an excellent flow to end my busy day! Thank you!!

Anastasia Hangemanole
May 13, 2017
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So glad everyone is enjoying the Ninja Pose/flow. It's for sure harder than it looks, and there is something to satisfying about making it from one end of the mat to the other so down low :)

cechandler
April 5, 2017
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I have injured shoulders from HIIT workouts so I am slowing down but still working out with yoga and various cardio. This is a great flow that doesn't impact the shoulders but does help stretch them. Thank you! It's been difficult finding standing yoga flows and this one has a great pace and utilizes a lot of muscles.

Melanie Lichtinger
March 2, 2017
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Loved the initial walk-through, and new (to me) variation of Moon Salutations - yay, on a yummy Taurus Moon today!
Ninja dancer stretches were so welcomed - balance and hip opening. Will do more of these.
Muchas gracias, Anastasia!

Sari
October 5, 2016
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Such a lovely mini relaxation. Perfect way to end the day. Thank you!

Helen Alford
September 15, 2016
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Great to do at night and on full or new moons. The ninja changeover is going to take a bit more strength and practice though! Thanks.

Baniaz
July 8, 2016
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Just what I needed, short routine I can repeat (or not) depending on the circumstances. Thank you!

rbbarrett1030
June 30, 2016
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It's hard for me to keep track of the breathing and i get winded fast! other than that i love the stretching. Practice makes perfect!

JudithAnne
May 29, 2016
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Love this, great to do something a bit different. And as CC noted, it's not quite as easy as it seems at first, I'll be working on my ninja!

Meggybear
May 7, 2016
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Nice i like the moon salutation. Thanks for break down and it helped me to memorize the poses.

spamish93
May 6, 2016
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I love this! I work as a barista and my legs and feet always take a beating. This provided great lower back stretches, as well as a pretty deep stretch in my feet, which I didn't even know I needed!

Ptolemy Bosch
April 29, 2016
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I agree with previous comment. Really energising with enough challenge for me.

Ptolemy Bosch
April 29, 2016
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I agree with previous comment. Really energising with enough challenge for me.

c.c
April 27, 2016
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So glad to learn of an alternative to sun salutations! Thought this flow was going to be too easy until I attempted my first ninja without hand support. Can't wait until my ninjas look as effortless as Anastasia's. Please, more videos with less common poses!