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Pose of the Week: Crescent

CRESCENT 2 TRICEPS
(indudalasana)

SHAPE PREP
(from mountain)
Lift arms overhead.
Hold upper left triceps with right hand.

SHAPE POSE
Sway hips to left, torso to right.
Keep head placed evenly between arms.
Look straight ahead.

SAFETY POSE
Press big toes down, flare toes.
Tone thighs, tighten kneecaps, firm hamstrings.
Squeeze feet/legs together.
Tighten glutes, press tailbone down, tone abdomen.
Move ribs back.
Move shoulders back.
Press head into right forearm, forearm into head; move shoulders back.
Press triceps, hand together.
Do not overstretch or compress either side of the torso.

REFINEMENT PREP
Lift chest, stretch spine.

REFINEMENT POSE
Turn hips, torso slightly to left—move left hip, shoulder back.
Press left foot down, stretch left hand out.
Lift left arm with right hand.

Repeat on the second side.

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