Crescent Lunge — Anjaneyasana (AHN-jah-nay-AHS-uh-nuh) — is a dynamic standing yoga pose that utilizes and integrates the muscles in your entire body. It strengthens and stabilizes the lower body while promoting expansiveness and suppleness in the upper body. Its name comes from the Sanskrit words “anjaneya” (meaning “praise” or “salutation”) and “asana” (meaning “pose”).
The Benefits of Crescent Lunge:
Crescent Lunge stretches the legs, groin, and hip flexors, while also opening the front torso, chest, and shoulders. It strengthens and tones the thighs, hips, and butt, while the balancing aspect helps to develop stability. Considered a balance pose, backbend, and heart opener, Crescent Lunge helps the upper body to expand and the lower body to balance and strengthen.