Q: Which yoga pose is most overlooked, and why is it beneficial?
A:Half Moon (Ardha Chandrasana) is used in many different flows, but it's not often showcased, even though it really deserves the limelight. I find it to be one of the best poses to experience the balanced action of firm and soft.
Half Moon gives access to:
--Internal and external rotation of the femur bone.
--The physical experience of grounding down to lift up.
--Stretches the IT Band when the leg is lifted high.
--Expands the pectoral muscles and sculpts the deltoids.
--And for me, brings the experience of exhilaration and freedom
Bethany Lyons is a powerful leader, creator, community builder and co-founder of Lyons Den Power Yoga, Manhattan's only Baptiste-style yoga studio. Bethany is a classically trained ballet dancer, Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher and Master Instructor at SoulCycle. In co-founding Lyons Den Power Yoga, Bethany seeks to showcase the endless possibilities all around us and to show up in a big way for her students and in her life.