Lunge & Twist

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The extended revolved crescent lunge pose, or Parivrtta Anjaneyasana, is a powerful yoga posture that combines a lunge with a spinal twist. This pose has numerous benefits for the body, mind, and spirit.

Physically, it can help to improve balance, stability, and flexibility, while also strengthening the legs, hips, and core.

Mentally, it can help to calm the mind with the focus and presence required to maintain the pose.

Such calm is subtly helpful for reducing stress and anxiety.

I guess the ability to quieten the mind and thoughts through mindful, physical focus can be a useful distraction or appeasement of such emotions.

To start practicing Parivrtta Anjaneyasana, begin in a low lunge and then twist your torso towards your front knee, placing your opposite elbow on your thigh and extending your opposite arm upwards.

Be sure to maintain a steady breath and listen to your body throughout the practice.

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