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Crescent Moon Pose, Anjaneyasana - Hatha Yoga Classes in Milton Keynes
Crescent Moon Pose: Yoga Backbends Anjaneyasana – This backbend posture stretches the muscles at the front of the thighs, including the deep iliopsoas muscle, which is tight in many people. This intense backbend tones the kidneys and liver. 1. From a kneeling position, step the right foot forward with the knee bent so that the right thigh is parallel to the floor. 2. Extend through the front of the left leg. Stretch from the hip down to the knee. Extend from the knee to the ankle, then along the front of the foot through to the tips of the toes. With hands on the front knee, take the lunge deeper as you bend more into the right knee, so you feel the stretch in the front left thigh. 3. Raise both arms above your head, stretching all the way through to the fingers as you lift the chest. Have the