Pose of the week: Half Moon

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POSTURE 2: HALF MOON POSE–ARDHA-CHANDRASANA 
This week we will be highlighting the second posture of 26 poses of Bikram Yoga. This posture is known as Half Moon Pose. This challenging pose is meant to position the spine in lateral flexion-meaning it causes it   to side bend. The goal is to stretch the entire body from the heels of your feet to the tips of your hands. Half Moon is a deep strengthening and stretching pose. It is known to work wonders for the circulatory and skeletal systems. When done correctly, it can strengthen every muscle in the central part of the body,  especially in the abdomen and back. It can also create bursts of energy, correct issues of back pain, get rid of bad posture, and it is an essential way to strengthen the core muscles. What’s not to love? If you struggle with this pose in the beginning, don’t worry! It takes time and practice. Don’t give up. We believe in you and you can do it!
Why we love it: The Benefits
Strengthens the core muscles in the central part of the body
Creates deep stretching for the muscles 
Improves flexibility of the spine
Corrects back pain and bad posture issues
Strengthens the back and abs
Trims fat and helps to tone: abdomen, buttocks, thighs, arms, hips
Gives you a quick burst of energy and vitality
Creates heat in the body
Is known to promote proper kidney function and cure enlargement of the liver and spleen

How to
Make sure you do this pose to the right and left, to create balance
Take a deep breath and begin and follow the infographic below:
Hold the pose for 60 seconds and then switch sides

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