Bound Revolved Crescent Lunge on the Knee

Definition - What does Bound Revolved Crescent Lunge on the Knee mean?

Bound revolved crescent lunge on the knee is a more complex variation of crescent lunge pose, which also stimulates the abdominal organs and stretches the shoulders.

Beginning from crescent lunge pose with the right leg forward, the left knee lowers to the ground. The torso leans forward, rotating to the right so that the left arm reaches over and around the right thigh to bind with the right hand, which reaches around the back and under the body. The posture is repeated on the opposite side.

Yogapedia explains Bound Revolved Crescent Lunge on the Knee

Bound revolved crescent lunge on the knee is a more accessible variation of the similar posture, bound revolved crescent lunge, because it requires less strength in the legs to hold and is easier to balance with the knee on the ground.

Bound revolved crescent lunge on the knee primarily stretches the spine through the extension and twist of the posture. Additional benefits of bound revolved crescent lunge on the knee include:

  • Stimulates the kidneys
  • Stretches the shoulders
  • Releases the muscles of the chest
  • Opens the hip flexors and groin

To modify the pose, cushioning may be placed under the knee to ease the pressure. It can also be practiced without the bind, or holding a strap between the hands in order to improve the reach.

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