Crescent Lunge Pose (Sometimes called High Lunge or Runner’s Lunge) stretches the legs, groin and hip flexors while opening the front body. It strengthens the lower body while adding an element of balance to improve stability and strengthen the mind.
In this variation of the pose, adding a block under the front foot adds additional stretch, particularly in the groin.
Crescent Lunge Variation with a Block: How to Do it Step-by-Step
How to Release:
Come back into tabletop by bringing the hands down to the mat first, then releasing the right leg back. Repeat on the other side.
Tip: Place a folded mat or blanket beneath the back knee if you have tenderness in your knees.