Crescent Pose will deliver a strong punch and work the entire body!
This posture is a very common standing pose that you'll find in most yoga classes. It could be easy to confuse the pose with
but there are differences between the two poses. Both Crescent Pose and Warrior I are fantasic for opening the front hips, however the poses
differ in how the back leg and foot are positioned.
Although a beginner Level 1 pose, Crescent is a pose that will test your strength and focus. This pose will also challenge your balance because of
the back foot position. Crescent has numerous benefits including opening the chest, stretching the shoulders, opening the hips, building leg strength,
and also developing balance and endurance.
Low Lunge, Wide Legged Forward Fold and Downward Facing Dog
can act as good prep poses for Crescent Pose.
Major Tip: Make sure to keep your feet hip width apart or a little further to help with balance. Once in the pose, keep your shoulders over the hips and
avoid leaning forward. Pull your shoulders down your back and open the chest. If needed, bend the back leg a little or you can start in Low Lunge.
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Crescent Pose offers a variety of benefits, some of which are listed below. Enjoy the pose!