[Pose Of the Week] Stretch & Twist In Revolved Lunge Pose (Intermediate)

Improve your balance, focus, strength, and more with Revolved Lunge Pose…

Revolved Lunge Pose (Parivrtta Anjaneyasana) is a beginner-to-intermediate yoga pose that provides a great stretch for the legs, hips, thighs, and abdominal muscles. A variation of Low Lunge Pose, this pose also challenges your balance, builds strength and stability in the lower body, and is thought to help build confidence, courage, and mental strength and stamina. As a twisting pose, this pose may also improve digestion and elimination, stimulate the abdominal organs, and help the body to detoxify.

This is a reasonably gentle pose that is suitable for just about everyone, but those with high or low blood pressure, or spinal or knee injuries should consult a doctor before performing this pose.

For the beginner version, keep the back knee on the floor, and if you have a neck injury, you may wish to keep the head facing forward or downward during this pose. For a greater challenge, straighten the back leg, lifting the back knee off the floor. Be careful, and breathe deeply and slowly as you focus on maintaining balance and strength in the core and lower body.

Here is a quick tutorial on Revolved Lunge Pose:

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