You will come across low lunge in a lot of yoga classes. Read below on how to get into the pose and watch the video here.
- Starting an all fours, step your right foot in between your hands, ensuring that your right knee is directly over your right ankle
- Hug your thighs together and move the weight off your hands and come onto your finger tips
- You can stay here or if you want to, inhale your arms over your head and come into a crescent lunge, ensuring that you release your shoulders away from your ears.
Tips on how to do it:
- Shoulders away from your ears
- Front Knee should be either directly over the front ankle or slightly behind it
- To improve balance practice this pose facing a wall. Press the big toe of the front foot against the wall and stretch your arms up, finger tips to the wall.
Things to avoid:
- Front knee in front of your front ankle
- Shoulders by your ears
- Strengthens the quadriceps and gluteus muscles
- Stretches the psoas and hips
- Relieves sciatica pain
- Expands your chest, lungs and shoulders
- Develops stamina and endurance in your thighs
- Improves your balance, concentration and core awareness
- Calms the mind
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