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Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana, Revolved Half Moon Pose

By Yoga Lily 5 years ago
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Revolved Half Moon Pose, Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana

How to do Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana, Revolved Half Moon Pose

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Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana – The Revolved Half Moon Pose standing balance strengthens the legs. The rotation of the torso provides a toning effect for the abdominal organs. From the abdominal centre, Bring the pose alive by sending lines of energy through each limb.

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1. From a forward fold bring the right hand to the floor in front of the left foot. With the left hand on the sacrum, bend your left knee and step the right foot back so your body weight begins to shift into the left leg. Breathe and stabilise your foundation through the sole of your left foot.

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2. Look down to the floor as you raise the right leg off the floor and straighten the left leg. Using the right hand for balance, open the chest toward the left and extend the left arm upward. Extend the right toes down to the ground and stretch back through the right heel. Twist your trunk more to the left. If your balance is steady, turn the head up and gaze at the tip of the left thumb. Breathe deeply and evenly.

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Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana – turn the head up and gaze at the tip of your left thumb

 

3. To release, lower the left hand to the floor as you bend the left knee and gracefully lower the right foot. Come to mountain pose, then repeat on the other side.

 

Tips

Gaze: Up to infinity

Build-up Poses:

Counter Poses:

  • Deep Forward Fold
  • Mountain Pose

Lighten:

  • Look down
  • Keep the back toe on the floor. Bend the supporting leg
  • Practice parallel to the wall and press your hand against it

Effect: Balancing

 

Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana, Revolved Half Moon Pose Counter Poses

In yoga we use a counter pose in a sequence; For example, a twist follows a backbend to “neutralise” the spine, or a forward bend follows a backbend to help lengthen the spine and calm the nervous system.

Deep Fold Forward, Uttanasana

Deep Fold Forward Pose, Uttanasana

 

Mountain-Pose-Tadasana

Mountain Pose, Tadasana

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  Balance, Strength, Twist
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 Yoga Lily

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Lili has been studying and practising yoga in China & UK for 20 years, and teaching since 2007 (7 years in the UK). She draws inspiration from her training within established, classical yoga systems that focus on alignment, hatha vinyasa in its gentler form, yin, yin/yang, and restorative yoga styles, pranayama and meditation; blending the roots of Chinese healing traditions into a more holistic practice. For her, practice covers not just the physical aspects of yoga but also aligning and unblocking the bodies meridian energy pathways to release Qi energy (prana) which flows through the bodies energy highway, bringing the mind, body and spirit back into balance. “I am continually humbled by my students and teachers, my aim is always to teach from the heart and from the idea that yoga is the art of living, listening and learning, to embody this deeply spiritual tradition” – Lili Chen.