Añjaneyāsana, the lunge, also sometimes called crescent pose, features a kneeling back-bend with the thighs moving asymmetrically towards a front split. The pose may be done on it's own, or is often found in classical style sun salutations. Some variations keep the arms down and others lift the arms up as seen in the photo of Jennifer above. The position in Sanskrit is named after Añjani, the iconic mother figure of Hanuman (hanumanasana - the splits pose).
Step by Step Instructions
30 seconds - 2 minutes
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