Crescent Pose

Lauren Eckstrom

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Lauren breaks down Crescent Pose sometime called Anjanayasana Level 1 Crescent pose is a basic standing pose commonly found in most yoga classes.  This pose will work your lower body, strengthen your quads, test your balance and open your chest.  As you bend your front knee to your degree gradually working towards a right angle your back leg will work as your anchor.  Keep the spine lengthening by lifting your torso off your waist while lengthening your tailbone towards the ground.  Don't forget to smile in this pose!  The tendency is to get stressed as your slow/fast twitch muscles start to take over so a smile will make the pose lighter and brighter while still working towards a strong base! *Modification:  Drop your back knee to the ground. Watch as Lauren takes you step by step to get into your best version of Crescent!