Yoga Pose: Crescent Lunge on the Knee (Aṅjaneyāsana)

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  • Crescent Lunge on the Knee

  • Aṅjaneyāsana

  • aṅjaneya = praise
  • āsana = posture
  • 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 scissor 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 gaze is forward.

  • Benefits:

    Stretches the chest, lungs, neck, belly and groin (psoas). Strengthens the shoulders, arms and back muscles. Strengthens and stretches the thighs, calves and ankles.