If you've been practicing Open Triangle pose, you'll have no problem floating right into Half Moon. The poses are very similar in that they focus on elongating the spine and toning the core, but Half Moon will also challenge your sense of balance.
- From Down Dog, step your right foot forward between your hands and rise up into Warrior 1. Then open your hips, arms, and chest into Warrior 2.
- Place your left hand on your left hip and stretch your right arm straight out. Shift weight onto your right foot and lift your left foot up. Plant your right palm flat on the ground under your shoulder. Look down at the ground and bring your left arm straight up. When you find your balance, look up toward your left hand.
- Hold for five deep breaths, release, and then repeat this pose on the left side.