How do you get into Ardha Chandra Chapasana (Sugar Cane Pose)?

Our peak pose this week for Heat C is Ardha Chandra Chapasana (Sugar Case Pose). If you've never tried this pose, it helps to begin with half moon pose. Once you have stabilized the standing leg by firming the outer hip of the standing leg, bend your lifted leg and grab outer ankle. Press your ankle into your hand and move thigh behind you. Make sure that your thigh is parallel to the floor, it's fine if it’s not completely parallel. This is because the primary aim of the pose is not raising the leg. Now, begin to lean chest open so upper spine goes in extension. This pushing and pulling will lead to the creation of a bow-like shape, which leads to the pose becoming a back bend. Hold three to fives breaths and then slowly release your foot so that you can assume the half moon pose again. Check the schedule for the next Heat C class this week to try this challenging pose. 





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