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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.
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