Crescent lunge forward bend stretches and strengthens the whole body. Additional, specific benefits of crescent lunge forward bend include:
- Improves balance
- Engages and strengthens the core muscles
- Stretches the hip flexor and calf of the back leg
- Tones the hamstrings and gluteus muscles
Crescent lunge forward bend should be attempted with caution by those with neck injuries or balance issues. It can be modified by keeping the gaze down to avoid straining the neck and lowering the back knee to the ground for extra stability.
To make crescent lunge forward bend into a dynamic yoga sequence, yogis may try moving from crescent lunge into crescent lunge forward bend and back again. This has additional strengthening and stabilising benefits.