Benefits of the Half moon pose at the wall

  • Hip opener
  • Great balancing pose for the uterus, as the ligaments get a rest one side at a time.

Be Aware of the following:

How to do the Half moon pose at the wall

  1. Place a block parallel to the wall, roughly 6 inches (12-15cm) away.
  2. Place your right foot 6 inches away from the block and also 6 inches from the wall.
  3. Place the right hand on the block as you step into the right foot with a bent knee lifing your left foot from the floor.
  4. As you straighten the right leg lift the left leg up so it is parallel to the ground and support against the wall.
  5. Begin to roll open against the wall, stacking hips and shoulders.
  6. Flex the left foot and extend the left arm up.
  7. Focus on extending from your floating heel to the crown of the head, AND from palm to palm across the chest.
  8. To lower, gaze to the floor, top hand to the hip. Bend in the standing leg and lower your floating foot. Once both feet are on the floor roll up to standing.

The most important thing about any prenatal exercise is that you listen to your body and only do the poses that feel good! You should never have any pain or discomfort while doing any of the following poses so move into them slowly and pay attention to how they feel, if they don’t feel good, don’t do them.

This post is part of a series of posts outlining the benefits, and instructions for Prenatal Yoga Poses. To see the entire series, click the following link: Prenatal Yoga Poses

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