Thursday yoga pose post :) Half Moon Pose- Ardha Chandrasana
The moon has a rich symbolic significance in yoga mythology. In hatha yoga, for example, the sun and the moon represent the two polar energies of the human body. In fact, the word hatha itself is often divided into its two constituent syllables, “ha” and “tha”, which are then esoterically interpreted as signifying the solar and lunar energies respectively.
(are-dah chan-DRAHS-anna) ardha = half candra = glittering, shining, having the brilliancy or hue of light (said of the gods); usually translated as “moon”