Lateral Half Moon Posture (2A)

After Standing Deep Breathing, the first posture in the Bikram Yoga series is a combined sequence of three individual postures: Lateral Half Moon; Half Moon Backbend; Hands to Feet Pose. This article is concerned with Lateral Half Moon. The Backbend and Hands to Feet Posture will be discussed on their own.

The primary purpose of this sequence at the start of class is to warm up the spine by bending and stretching it in four directions. This is a simple-looking posture but it can also be quite challenging since it involves stretching the entire body from feet to fingers that…




The Bikram Yoga posture sequence is safe, accessible and powerfully beneficial, if you leave out all the cult-ish nonsense. As for Bikram Choudhury? Fuck that guy!

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Eric Jennings

Eric Jennings

dilettante, poet, invocateur, acccidental yogi and dabbler in patamysticism which is the spiritual branch of pataphysics.

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