How to Do the Standing Crescent Moon Pose

The Crescent Moon Pose

The Crescent Moon Pose

The Chandrasana is simply to lean to the side as much as possible from an initial position called Tadasana.

It is normal to make a few rebounds to try to get further, further down.


  • You strengthen your legs and arms. It is a good posture for the back, which becomes more flexible and you can make more complex movements without noticing more difficulty.
  • It helps you Stretch your hip, spine, align your posture, it helps you start your yoga session and breathe more deeply.

Crescent Moon Pose Step by Step

  1. Mountain Pose: Stand at the front of your mat with your feet hip-width apart and your weight evenly distributed between them, your spine erect, and your arms at your sides.
  2. Raise arms: Inhale, raising your arms out to your sides and up and over your head, pressing your palms together.
  3. Shift hips & arch torso: Shift your hips to the left while arching your torso and arms to the right. Your body should make a crescent shape from hands to feet.
  4. Hold pose: Hold the pose for several comfortable breaths.
  5. Release pose: Release by straightening your spine and returning to an erect position, arms still overhead.
  6. Repeat pose: Repeat the bend on the other side, holding the same number of breaths.
  7. Release pose: Release by straightening your spine, returning to an erect position, and lowering your arms.


  • Breathe steadily and smoothly.

Recommended Yoga Poses

Go Back to the Main Yoga Page

Follow our Social Media!