Yoga {36} ~ Yoga/Asanas {25} ~ Anjaneyasana/ Crescent Moon Pose/Low Lunge Pose

Anjaneyasana is a yoga asana named after Anjani, the mother of the Hindu god, Hanuman.

From adho mukha svanasana (downward-facing dog pose), one foot steps forward between the hands. Toes are pointed forward, the knee is bent at a 90-degree angle and is placed right above the ankle. The back knee lowers to the floor, the top of the foot facing the floor. The hands may either rest on the floor beneath the front knee or reach overhead toward the ceiling, palms facing each other.

Anjaneyasana is referred to in English as crescent moon pose when the hands are lifted or as low lunge pose when the hands are on the floor.

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