Yoga Pose: Crescent Lunge Twist on the Knee

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  • Crescent Lunge Twist on the Knee

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

    The front foot of one leg is rooted on the earth with the knee directly above and tracking the ankle in a 90 degree angle. The knee of the back leg is down on the earth. The inner thighs scissor towards each other and the pelvis is tucked under with the ribcage lifted and the chin slightly tucked. The spine is long and extended. The heart is open. The torso twists towards one side and the arm corresponding towards the back leg reaches towards the back. Both arms are straight. Wrists and the fingers are extended and spread wide. Gaze is over the back shoulder.

  • 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.