Take your yoga practice to the next level with a crescent high lunge! With this pose, you’ll gain strength and improve balance while increasing your endurance. You can even use props such as pillows when performing it, not only will they offer support for tender knees but also provide an invigorating hip opening-stretch that helps strengthen all those muscles we rely on each day. Try taking flight today!
Crescent High Lunge, also known as Anjaneyasana, is a dynamic standing pose that helps to strengthen the legs and open the hips and chest. Here’s how to perform this pose:
- Begin in a high lunge position with your right foot forward and your left foot back.
- Place your hands on your hips, fingers pointing towards the ground.
- Inhale and lift your arms up towards the ceiling, keeping your chest lifted and your shoulders relaxed.
- Exhale and bend your front knee, lowering your hips towards the ground.
- Hold the pose for a few deep breaths, then release and return to a standing position.
- Repeat on the other side.
Remember to listen to your body and only go as far as you feel comfortable. With practice, you may be able to deepen the bend in your front knee and hold the pose for longer periods of time.
The crescent high lunge is a great way to improve your balance while strengthening your hamstrings and building your core. It can also help to relieve back pain. You can practice this pose for longer or shorter amounts of time, depending on your fitness level.
If you’re ready to add some balance and flexibility into your yoga routine, the Crescent High Lunge is a great place to start! With 65 varieties of this pose available for all experience levels, it’s easy to find one that works best for your body.
Even if you lack confidence in mastering this posture on the first try, don’t worry. Props such as pillows or blankets under your knees (or even leaning against a wall) can provide extra support during practice. So grab a friend or ask an instructor at class today- get out there and let those crescent high lunge vibes take over!