Revolved Crescent Lunge

Last Updated: August 5, 2018

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.

Revolved Crescent Lunge

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.

During These Times of Stress and Uncertainty Your Chakras May Be Blocked.

To help you bring attention to your chakras and to identify which of your chakras are causing you issues, we created the following quiz.

Try not to stress over every question, but simply answer based off your intuition. After all, you know yourself better than anyone else.

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