Yoga Pose: Crescent Lunge with Prayer Hands

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  • Crescent Lunge with Prayer Hands

  • Category:
    Standing / Neutral
  • Difficulty:
    Intermediate
  • Description:

    The foot of the front leg is rooted into the earth with the knee directly above and tracking the ankle at a 90 degree angle. The back leg is straight, no bend in the knee, and the weight is distributed backwards onto the toes as the back heel pushes back and down towards the earth. The inner thighs scissor towards each other and the pelvis is tucked under with the ribcage lifted and the chin slightly tucked under. The spine is long and extended. The heart is open. The hands are in prayer position.

  • 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, back, abdomen, and groin (psoas muscles). Strengthens and stretches the thighs, calves and ankles.