Twisting Crescent Pose
Many variations are taught. The foundation is a strong center and a stable sacrum and pelvis. The full expression of the twist happens where updog and cobra happen. Emphasize the breath, and give your internal organs a nice squeeze. Detox, people!
Strengthens your legs, ankles, and feet
Stretches your upper back
Key Alignment Points
Keep your front knee directly above your front ankle
If your back knee is lifted, keep it straight and strong
Drop the back knee down to the mat to modify - use a blanket under the knee to protect it
Draw the hip of your front leg back and down
Keep your hips level and twist from your upper back
Lower back issues
Ready to work it?
Here are some classes featuring Twisting Crescent.
Courtney Harms on Sep 15, 2020
A well-rounded vinyasa flow practice that will build lots of heat and inner fire. Equal parts strength, flexibility and a little upside down fun!
Melvin Ramsey on Sep 4, 2020
Let’s focus on our core! This is an ab centric yoga sculpt flow. No weights needed, let’s hit those abs from all angles. This is a full flow with vinyasas and tons of poses you know...with a kick!
Derek Beres on Aug 18, 2020
This stretch class is aimed to help strengthen and stretch your Quadratus Lumborum (QL).
Derek Beres on Apr 25, 2020
A full-body flow that targets core strength, shoulder opening, and lunging. Guaranteed to keep you open and focused while you're sheltering at home.
Derek Beres on Mar 30, 2020
This short flow makes a great warm-up before a long Vinyasa. We focus on ankle, hip and shoulder mobility, as well as a bit of balancing in the transitions.
Angela Kukhahn on Feb 6, 2020
Um, if you want some serious leg work in a short amount of time with a side of shoulder opening, twisting, heat-building, balancing and burning quads, well then, yogi, look no further.
Derek Beres on Feb 1, 2020
We go into standing balances, hips, forward bends, backbends —a strong, balanced flow to feel good in half an hour.
Courtney Harms on Jan 4, 2020
A short, sweet, fiery flow full of strength-building postures and twists. Feel the power of this tapas-producing practice as you cruise through the rest of your day.
Derek Beres on Oct 31, 2019
This series of stretches and small movements are focused on warming up your shoulders and upper back, as well as preparing your mid to lower back through a series of twists. A great warm-up before jumping into a flow.
Derek Beres on Sep 20, 2019
Balance and twist away with this flow that will have you twisting and turning at every turn. We end up with some deep hip and shoulder opening interspersed with core strength for a well-rounded journey.
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