Ardha Chandrasana

Exercise of the week!Starting position: standing position with feet hip width apart.

Lower your body by bending your knees and place your palms on the floor, above your shoulders. Support your entire weight on your left side releasing your right leg and arm. Lift your right leg in order to be aligned with your spine and bring your right arm straight upwards towards the sky.

Stay at this pose for 5 breaths and repeat on the other side.

Avoid this exercise if you have any knee or hip injury.


  • Lengthens leg muscles
  • Strengthens feet, calves, thighs, glutes
  • Slims down hips
  • Boosts concentration and self-confidence
  • Develops balance and coordination

The half-moon  symbolizes the phase of change. It is neither full nor empty….

Fenia Vracha, Yoga & Pilates Instructor, AthensTrainers® Associate