Moon Salutation Yoga Sequence

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The Moon Salutation Yoga Sequence is called Chandra Namaskara in Sanskrit. This sequence is the counterpart to the Sun Salutation.

Printable Moon Salutation PDF

This Moon Salutation cheat sheet guides you through the practice and make it easier to remember the order of the poses, as well as when to inhale and when to exhale.

Including:

  • Yoga pose names
  • Instructions for moving from pose to pose
  • Breathing instructions
    (Inhale + Exhale)
  • Stick-figures
  • 2 sizes: Letter (8,5″ x 11″) + Din A4 (21 x 29,7 cm)

The Sequence of Chandra Namaskara Step By Step

If you’re a beginner, it can be hard to remember the order of the poses. Here’s a list of all the postures, along with their names in English and Sanskrit.

Practice these yoga poses in order:

EnglishSanskritSanskrit IAST
Upward Salute PoseUrdhva Hastasanaūrdhva hāstāsana
Upward Salute Side Bend PoseParsva Urdhva Hastasanapārśva ūrdhva hāstāsanaright side
Upward Salute PoseUrdhva Hastasanaūrdhva hāstāsana
Upward Salute Side Bend PoseParsva Urdhva Hastasanapārśva ūrdhva hāstāsanaleft side
Upward Salute PoseUrdhva Hastasanaūrdhva hāstāsana
Mountain PoseTadasanatāḍāsana / samasthitiḥ
5-Pointed Star PoseUtthita Tadasanautthita tāḍāsana
Goddess PoseUtkata Konasanautkaṭa koṇāsana
5-Pointed Star PoseUtthita Tadasanautthita tāḍāsana
Extended Triangle PoseUtthita Trikonasanautthita trikoṇāsanaright side
Intense Side Stretch PoseParsvottanasanapārśvottānāsanaright side
Crescent Moon PoseAnjaneyasanaĀñjaneyāsanaright side
Side Lunge PoseSkandasanaskandāsanaright side
Garland PoseMalasanamālāsana
Side Lunge PoseSkandasanaskandāsanaleft side
Crescent Moon PoseAnjaneyasanaĀñjaneyāsanaleft side
Intense Side Stretch PoseParsvottanasanapārśvottānāsanaleft side
Extended Triangle PoseUtthita Trikonasanautthita trikoṇāsanaleft side
5-Pointed Star PoseUtthita Tadasanautthita tāḍāsana
Goddess PoseUtkata Konasanautkaṭa koṇāsana
Upward Salute PoseUrdhva Hastasanaūrdhva hāstāsana
Upward Salute Side Bend PoseParsva Urdhva Hastasanapārśva ūrdhva hāstāsanaleft side
Upward Salute PoseUrdhva Hastasanaūrdhva hāstāsana
Upward Salute Side Bend PoseParsva Urdhva Hastasanapārśva ūrdhva hāstāsanaright side
Upward Salute PoseUrdhva Hastasanaūrdhva hāstāsana
Prayer HandsAnjali Mudraañjali mudrā

Moon Salutation in Sanskrit

  • Candra Namaskāra = Moon Salutation
  • Candra = Moon
  • Namaskāra = Bowing, adoration, homage
  • Pronunciation: “Chuhn-druh Nuh-musk-aar-uh”
     

Moon Salutation Yoga Sequence: PDF Cheat Sheet

  • With this yoga pose chart you can create your own yoga flow for your home practice.
  • It helps you to remember the sequence of the Moon Salutation.
  • Step through a simple yoga sequence with these stick-figure illustrations

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Moon Salutation Postcard (PDF)

A minimal postcard to print at home that can also be a great addition to a yoga gift.

  • Including 24 stick-figures
  • This postcard is a beautiful reminder of how to practice the Moon Salutation
  • Print this card out and give it as a gift to your favorite yogi(ni)
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Hi! My name is Chiara! I am the founder of Yoga Paper. I'm a yoga teacher, graphic designer and linguist – now combining these things to create illustrative tools to help you on your yoga journey!

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