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Ashta Chandrasana (Crescent Lunge)

Benefits;

-Stretches the hip on the back leg.

-Opens the hip flexors and strengthens the hip extensors.

-Stretches the psoas muscles.

-Strengthens the quadriceps, gluteus maximus, calf muscles, and hamstrings.

-Builds strength for the muscles that support the knee.

-Balancing upright engages the deep core

muscles, which help create stability.

-Can help alleviate pain caused by Sciatica.

-Improves balance.

-Helps students learn to make their hips square in a split leg standing pose. Good Preparation for the same work in Virabhadrasana 1.

-Lifting the torso and arms helps build strength in the arms, shoulders and back.

I love this Pose!

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