Revolved Crescent Lunge

Parivrtta anjaneyasana

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
Pronunciation: par-iv-rt-tah ahn-jah-nay-AH-sah-nah
Pose Level: Intermediate
Drishti: Parshva (Side)
Pose Type: Balancing, Hip Openers, Standing Poses, Strength, Twists

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