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August 2, 2007

Yoga Tips for Woman: Balancing Half Moon

Balancing Half Moon is an intense position. Works on you’re balancing, and is great for oblique and adductor muscles. Stretches hamstrings.

1. From a wide base stance, raise your back leg to the height of your hip. Bring the same arm as raised back leg up towards the sky. Keep it in alignment with your shoulders and other arm.

2. The fingertips of your opposite arm can be placed on the matt for stabilization. Be sure to keep your hips open and core muscles tight.

3. If comfortable you can look towards the sky by turn your head and chin up. This is more of a challenge on your balance. Also remember to keep your head neck and back in alignment. If your hamstrings are tight you may want to use a yoga block.

4. Hold this pose for 5 breaths, relax and then switch sides.

This yoga tip brought to you by the Dallas personal training staff from Lady Trainers To Go.

Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at August 2, 2007 10:40 AM

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