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Crescent Lunge Pose (modified)

Type: Yoga
Sanskrit: Anjaneyasana
(aka. Low Lunge)
Level :  Equipment : No
Balance
Buttocks
Core
Hamstrings

Crescent Lunge Pose (modified) Steps:

Step 1:
Starting in Mountain Pose (Tadasana), inhale to raise the arms overhead.

Step 2:
Exhale to bend forward at the hip and bring hands to the floor in front of the feet.

Step 3:
Inhale to halfway lift (as you bring hands to shins).

Step 4:
Exhale to return to full forward fold.

Step 5:
Flatten hands to the floor and step back with the right leg, lower the knee and top of the foot to the ground as your left knee and shoulders remain stacked above the left ankle (back remains flat).

Step 6:
Inhale to prepare.

Step 7:
Put weight evenly between both the front and back legs as you raise the head, shoulders and torso upright. Raise the arms overhead (hands remain shoulder width apart.

Step 8:
Hold the posture for 5 to 10 breaths and then return to starting position.

Step 9:
Repeat the exercise with the right leg forward and left leg back.

Top Tip:

- Releases tension in your hips
- Stretches your hamstrings, quads, and groin
- Strengthens your knees
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