Pose of the Week - Parivrtta Anjaneyasana (Revolved Lunge Pose)

Revolved Lunge Twist

This week's pose combines two seemingly opposite actions: twisting and balancing. It is a challenging pose that builds focus, strength and balance. Parivrtta Anjaneyasana has a few aliases i.e. “Revolving Crescent Lunge,” “Warrior Twist,” “Twisting Lunge,” or “Revolved Lunge Twist”. This pose engages the entire body as the torso twists and compresses your internal organs for detoxification. The chest, shoulders and arms are also open with the twisting action. Your legs, hips and butt are stretched and toned as you work on improving your balance. The release of the twist flushes the body with oxygen-rich blood to optimize the digestive and lymphatic system. This pose leaves you feeling renewed with energy and confidence. So "twist and shine" as you practice Parivrtta Anjaneyasana this week!

Benefits:

  • Strengthens the quadriceps and gluteus muscles
  • Stimulates abdominal organs
  • Improves digestion and elimination
  • Stretches the psoas and hips
  • Relieves sciatica pain
  • Develops stamina and endurance in your thighs
  • Improves your balance, concentration and core awareness

Modifications:

  • Drop your back knee to the mat
  • Place both hands on your front bent knee
  • Instead of extending your hand, leave it on your front bent knee
Posted on July 16, 2013 and filed under Yoga Poses, Yoga, Pose of the Week.