Half Moon – Ardha-Chandrasana, Pada–Hastasana

The Half Moon Pose strengthens the abdominal muscles (abdominal oblique), the wide back muscles, the deltoid muscles and the trapezoid muscles. It strengthens the muscles in troubled parts of the waist, hips, abdomen, buttocks and thighs. Half Moon also increases the flexibility of the spine and stimulates the function of the kidneys, liver and pancreas. Half Moon helps poor digestion and constipation as well.