Dancer and Half Moon Balance Poses

Here are two challenging standing balance poses to develop your powers of concentration – Dancer, King of the Dance or Lord of the Dance Pose (Natarajasana) and Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana). Variations of the whimsical and beautiful Lord of the Dance Pose test your balance, while building strength in the legs and ankles, and stretching the muscles of the shoulders, chest, thighs, groins, and abdomen. Half Moon Pose really helps to focus your attention and improve coordination. Maintaining stability in this pose builds strength and flexibility in the muscles of the abdomen, ankles, thighs, buttocks, and spine. Consciously doing this balance helps alleviate stress by keeping your mind fully in the present moment.