Yoga Pose Cards
Yoga Pose Cards Print out and use for sequence design or for training purposes.
Yoga posture - Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana
Translation: Revolved Half Moon Pose
Place one hand on the mat in front of you and diagonally out. (If you
are a beginner place both hands in front of you and use both. Make sure you
are secure before using only one hand.)
Raise one leg up. (The leg on the same side as the supporting arm.)
Raise the back leg up and extend through the foot. Try to horizontally
align the hips. The hamstrings need to be flexible.
Raise one arm up to create a rotation in the spine and gaze up at the hand.
This pose will strengthen the muscles necessary to perform Warrior 3. Try
to visualize straight lines of energy moving through the arms and across the
spine. Through the foot behind you and the top of the head.
The Reverse Half Moon pose will strengthen both legs and the lower back muscles
on one side. The gluteus muscles on the side of the raised leg will become
stronger. The arms and shoulders become stronger and the muscles needed to
rotate the spine become more flexible.
Yoga Teacher Tips
1. Instruct the flow of breath first, "on the next exhalation". (This will
allow the students to keep their own rhythm in breathing.)
2. Instruct the name for your advanced students so they can enter swiftly.
(This will allow the advanced practitioners to enter with the breath.)