Twisting Crescent Lunge or parivrtta anjaneyasana, comes in many different forms. My Saturday morning yogis capture the asana my with arms in full extension. Here are some of the benefits of practicing this pose.
- Strengthens the quadriceps and gluteus muscles
- Stimulates the abdominal organs
- Improves digestion and elimination
- Stretches the psoas and hips
- Relieves sciatica pain
Stay strong through the back leg by hugging muscle to bone and pressing firmly through the ball of the back foot. Extend the tailbone down towards the earth and find lift through the spine. Release the shoulder blades down the back while externally rotating the upper arm bones. Twist come from the base of the spine as you extend the arms out from the center point of your heart. Stay for 5 breaths and release.
Mary Jane Feng Shui Yoga Girl: www.fengshuiyoganj.com