Working on or ? @omkarlie has some great tips:
"💖Fly High in Half Moon💖 .
Benefits of Ardha Chandrasana:
1) Lengthens energy through core lines of the body.
2) Builds strong foundation for standing balance variations.
3) Strengthens ankles, knees, legs, abs, glutes, and spine.
4) Opens chest and shoulders.
5)Improves balance and coordination.
6)Reduces anxiety and relieves stress.
7)Boosts digestion. .
🚫hands and feet floppy
🚫tailbone tucked, thighs forward, lumbar curve smashed
🚫Floating ribs lifting up and away from spine and mid back swayed
🚫Chin lifting up and away from neck and cervical spine compressed
🚫Glutes and leg muscles unengaged .
Key engagements that make this pose an effortless expression of pure joy:
👍Strong hands and feet
👍Floating ribs pulled down towards belly button and back towards spine to support strong mid-back.
👍Absolutely keep your natural lumbar curve, do not tuck tailbone and smash lumbar curve out. Strength flows along the body’s natural curves. Extend energy through tailbone.
👍Draw the chin slightly down and in and lengthen the back of the neck. Extend long through the back of skull.
👍Use your inner thigh muscles and glutes!
These cues all work together to align the spine so that the balance is just there, not something we have to search for and maybe/maybe not find.
Remember, this isn’t about performing the final pose as big as possible, but about taking a journey with integrity and honor to learn something about yourself. I hope these alignment cues help. 😘"