Anjaneyasana (Crescent Lunge)

Remember that with all yoga poses you should listen to your own body and if you feel any discomfort or unease stop practising and seek assistance from a yoga and/or medical practioner.

ASANA

Anjaneyasana (Crescent Lunge)

WHERE

This pose can be found in many ‘Yoga for Surfers’ courses and variations (such as hands on knee instead of arms raised) are used as generally warm-up stretches pre-exercise/sport.

BENEFITS

This pose is wonderful for stretching the groin, hip flexors and thighs as well as opening the chest, shoulders and lengthening the neck

CAUTION

General caution should be taken if suffering from heart problems or lower back injuries when moving into the slight backward bend variation. Prepare for Crescent Lunge using poses such as Virasana (Hero) or Supta Virasana (Reclining Hero) to stretch throng the fronts of the legs

MEANING

Anjaneyasana is generally translated as Crescent Lunge. Asana is literally translated as ‘seat’ but is general understood as ‘pose/posture’.