Yoga Pose: Crescent Lunge Forward Bend on the Knee

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  • Crescent Lunge Forward Bend on the Knee

  • Category:
    Standing / Balancing
  • Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Description:

    The front knee is bent in a 90-degree angle directly above the ankle and the back knee is resting on the earth with the top of the back foot pressed firmly into the earth. The hips are squared and pressed forward. The inner thighs are scissored towards each other. The pelvis is tucked under to protect the low back. The ribcage is lifted. The arms are lifted. The hands can be together or separated and facing each other with the fingers spread wide. The lower body stays static. The upper torso gently bends forward from the crease of the hip with a straight line. The gaze is forward.

  • Benefits:

    Creates flexible strength. Promotes stability in the front and back of the torso. Tones the lower body. Stretches the chest, lungs, shoulders, arms, neck, belly, groins (psoas) and the muscles of the back. Strengthens and stretches the thighs, calves and ankles.