Revolved Crescent Lunge on the Knee

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

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

From crescent lunge pose with the right leg forward, the left knee lowers to the ground. The arms are open to form a "T" shape and the torso rotates to the right so that the right hand points toward the back, and the left hand to the front. The gaze is to the back. The posture is repeated on the opposite side.

The Sanskrit name for revolved crescent lunge is parivritta anjaneyasana, although there is no direct translation for this modified version on the knee.

Yogapedia explains Revolved Crescent Lunge on the Knee

Revolved crescent lunge on the knee primarily releases the spine through the extension and twist of the posture. Additional benefits of revolved crescent lunge on the knee include:

  • Stabilizes the front and back of the body
  • Strengthens the thighs and lower body
  • Stretches the calves, ankles and hip flexors
  • Opens the shoulders, chest and psoas
  • Encourages flexible strength
To modify the pose, cushioning may be placed under the knee to ease the pressure here. It can also be practiced keeping the gaze forward or to the side if turning to the back is uncomfortable for the neck.

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