Revolved Crescent Lunge
What is Revolved Crescent Lunge?
Revolved crescent lunge pose, or parivrtta anjaneyasana, is an intermediate twist done from a low lunge. Like all twists, this pose stimulates the internal organs by bringing a fresh blood supply to the abdomen. It also develops balance and stamina.
- Begin in a low lunge with the left leg back.
- Bring the hands into prayer.
- Exhale and twist to the right, bringing the left elbow outside of the right knee. Gaze over the right shoulder.
- Breathe while holding the pose.
- Inhale and release. Change sides.
- Place a blanket or folded mat underneath the back knee if needed.
Benefits of Revolved Crescent Lunge
- Strengthens the quadriceps and gluteus muscles
- Stimulates the abdominal organs
- Opens the hips
- Improves balance
- Strengthens the core muscles
- Improves balance and coordination
- Reduces stress
- Increases stamina
Revolved Crescent Lunge Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Parivrtta anjaneyasana
- par-iv-rt-tah ahn-jah-nay-AH-sah-nah
- Pose Level
- Parshva (Side)
- Pose Type
- Balancing, Hip Openers, Standing Poses, Strength, Twists