One of my favorite poses is Half Moon Pose or Ardha Chandrasana. During Marina’s class this morning, I noticed Teo and Tim using blocks (see the picture below) in half moon. There is something really funny about calling them blocks as really like Ganesha, they remove obstacles in your practice. We have been talking about how Ganesha can place obstacles in your path when you need them and remove them when you are ready to move forward.
In this case the blocks are bringing the ground closer, creating a point of connection. This enables the body to expand up from the ground, opening and clearing space in the chest and shoulders. The blocks are your Ganesha! Next time you move into Half Moon Pose, grab a block and laugh to yourself – knowing you are really removing a block in your body and in your life!