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.
Anjaneyasana (Crescent Lunge)
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.
This pose is wonderful for stretching the groin, hip flexors and thighs as well as opening the chest, shoulders and lengthening the neck
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
Anjaneyasana is generally translated as Crescent Lunge. Asana is literally translated as ‘seat’ but is general understood as ‘pose/posture’.