WATCH: How to do a crescent lunge

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Kate Kendall shows us how to do a crescent lunge.

Kate Kendall how to do a crescent lunge

Crescent lunge is a variation of Warrior pose and can be done to work yourself towards Warrior—especially if you have tight muscles in the hips and groin.

Crescent lunge pose also targets the hip flexors and front of the legs a little more, while Warrior starts to work its way into opening the groin muscles more. Both postures are entered from Tadasana, or Mountain Pose.

The benefits of crescent lunge

  • Strengthens and stretches the legs and ankles
  • Stretches the groins, chest and lungs, shoulders and side body and hip flexors (people sitting down at work in front of computers suffer from tight hip flexors)
  • Stimulates abdominal organs and core stability
  • Increases stamina like all standing poses
  • Relieves backaches, by building strength

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