Extended revolved crescent lunge stretches and strengthens the whole body. It requires strength, balance and flexibility, and is usually considered more challenging to hold than crescent lunge.Additional, specific benefits of extended revolved crescent lunge include:
- Lengthens the spine
- Opens the rib cage
- Stretches the hip flexor and calf of the back leg
- Tones the muscles of the legs and hips
- Stimulates the internal organs
- Strengthens the back muscles
Extended revolved crescent lunge can be modified by keeping the gaze down to avoid straining the neck and lowering the back knee to the ground for extra stability. A block can also be used under the hand to make the posture more accessible.