Bound revolved crescent lunge primarily stretches the spine through the extension and twist of the posture. Additional benefits of bound revolved crescent lunge include:
- Stimulates the kidneys and internal organs
- Stretches the shoulders
- Releases the muscles of the chest
- Opens the hip flexors and groin
- Strengthens the quadriceps and glutes
- Improves balance
Bound revolved crescent lunge is a more challenging posture than bound revolved crescent lunge on the knee because it requires more strength in the legs to hold. It is also harder to balance with the knee off the ground. To modify the pose, bound revolved crescent lunge on the knee can be practiced as an alternative. It can also be practiced without the bind, or holding a strap between the hands to improve the reach.