How To Do a Moon Pose?

Chandra means moon in Sanskrit. Moon Salutations express gratitude to the moon and harness her healing powers. Since they harness feminine energies from the moon, Moon Salutations are calming and calm, while Sun Salutations are active and warm. They do, after all, harness the sun's masculine fire. 

Moon salutations are the polar opposite of Sun Salutations in terms of energy. As a result, Sun Salutations are a “Yang” ritual, while Moon Salutations are a “Yin” practice. The energies of Yin and Yang are complementary. Without Yang, there can be no Yin (darkness) (light). 

Since everything in life requires a combination between Yin and Yang, you can use a Moon Salutation to balance out the Yang in your existence. You learn yoga in reality as you remain linked and current while switching from one item to the next. 

When you lose your equilibrium and collapse into a posture such as Half Moon Pose, it forces you to refocus and reconnect with your breath. In everyday life, it's the same: when you're overwhelmed, return to your breath and the current moment.

The Idea of The Moon Pose

The Half Moon Pose is a half-squat standing pose that beginners often use to warm up the whole body. This posture may be incorporated into a yoga series in a variety of ways. Although Half Moon Pose may be used in various ways in a yoga series, the whole body warms up and produces heat when performed in a flow with the Sunflower Pose Variation. 

This flow aids in the integration between the body's upper and lower energy centers. Half Moon Pose should be used in flow yoga sequences to increase energy levels in the body further. 

Depending on the emphasis of your yoga sequence and your student’s ability, the below prompts and yoga sequences added by yoga teachers demonstrate various ways to do Half Moon Pose.

How To Perform The Moon Pose

Step 1:

Allow your left foot to glide over the floor behind you while you bend your front leg a little further. Continue forward until your armpit and shoulder are parallel to your wrist. To strengthen the fingertips, hands, and sides, keep the right hand cupped and the elbow completely stretched. Maintain a slight bend of your right thigh, with your kneecap pointing toward your toes with your left foot just reaching the surface.

Step 2:

Using the correct foot and fingertips, push down to maintain stability. Maintain a solid foundation and raise the chest, so the left shoulder is directly above the right. Experiment with this turning motion without allowing the standing leg or arm to waver in response to the grounding movement.

Step 3:

Refine the move by squeezing between the heel and the big-toe-mound with your right foot. Firm the right leg by raising the knee and bringing the thigh up. Lift the inner left leg from the upper thigh to the inner heel, pressing the left heel against the stone.

Step 4:

Raise the left side of your pelvis and rotate your belly and chest to expand your pelvis. Widen your chest and collarbones by reaching up along the wall using your left arm. Extend your spine horizontally by reaching out with your inner left leg and lengthening the front end of the body from your pubic bone to the head. Recognize the benefits of assistance, such as democracy and transparency. Smoothly and uniformly breathe.

Step 5:

Press down onto the standing leg's foot, especially the inner foot. From the knee to the shoulder, raise the outer leg. If you increase and boost the inner thigh of the raised knee, continue to move the outer hip deeper into the midline of the torso. Continue to raise this leg, so the elevated side of the pelvis is directly above the bottom. From the pelvis to the foot, extend the elevated knee. Roll the arm back, thus keeping the elbow extended until the chest starts to shift upward as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Aim of The Half Moon Pose?

The legs, calves, belly, and buttocks are all strengthened in Half Moon Pose. It lengthens the neck, thus opening the chest, shoulders, and torso. The groins, hamstrings, and calves are all stretched effectively in this position.

What is The Meaning of The Crescent Moon Pose?

Anjaneyasana (Crescent Lunge Pose) is a deep stretch for the hip flexors and quadriceps. If you like, it can even be a little more of a backbend.

Is Savasana Considered a Yoga Pose?

Almost any yoga session, including the Modo Yoga set, concludes with Savasana (shah-VAH-sah-Nah or Shih-VAH-snah). Yoga students' first Sanskrit term is likely to be Savasana, and it soon becomes their preference.


Perform a Moon Salutation after your daily yoga session, before bedtime, on the full and new moons, or anytime you like your life requires lunar harmony. Using the moon's energy is a magical, strong, and wonderful experience. 

The aura helps you to start again and manifest your true desires. This force is harnessed and cleansed by the Moon Salutation series. Moon Salutations are a perfect series to do during the cycle to help relieve cramping since they harness the healing energies of the moon.

Your daily routines tend to come to a halt with a distinct beginning and end, providing you with a compartmentalized life experience. Your consciousness, on the other hand, should be ongoing.