Revolved Crescent Lunge
Definition - What does Revolved Crescent Lunge mean?
Revolved crescent lunge is an intermediate standing twist that stimulates the abdominal organs and lengthens the spine.
In this pose, the yogi begins in a low lunge position with the hands in prayer position at the heart center. The torso then twists toward the lead leg, placing the opposite upper arm on the thigh while holding prayer position. The chest twists toward the sky and the gaze is upward over the shoulder.
Revolved crescent lunch may also be referred to by its Sanskrit name, parivrtta anjaneyasana.
Yogapedia explains Revolved Crescent Lunge
Revolved crescent lunge has a wide range of benefits, including:
- Strengthens the quadriceps and gluteus muscles
- Opens the hips
- Improves balance
- Strengthens the core muscles
- Straightens and strengthens the spine
- Improves balance and coordination
- Reduces stress
- Increases stamina
From a spiritual and mental standpoint, revolved crescent lunge activates the solar plexus chakra, which promotes confidence, and dispels fear and insecurity.
Yogis with neck pain can keep the gaze forward or down to avoid twisting the neck.