High Lunge pose (utthita ashwa sanchalanasana) helps stretch your hips flexors; thus, it neutralizes the effects of sitting for a long time.
Name in Sanskrit: utthita ashwa sanchalanasana
- Increase strength in the arms and legs
- Improves student flexibility
- Problems in the neck (instead of looking forward, gaze down at the ground)
- Serious injuries in the Knee
- Warrior I pose (Virabhadrasana I)
HOW TO PRACTICE THIS ASANA
You begin with the standing forward bend, known as Uttanasana in Sanskrit. Inhale, then bend both knees, move your left foot back towards the back of your yoga mat, ensure the place the ball of the foot on the ground.
Go back further to enable your right knee form an angle of 90-degree (right angle).
Place your torso on the thigh in front and stretch it forward. Picture your thigh sinking towards the ground beneath the weight of your torso to soften your right groin.
Loot straight. At the same time, keep your left thigh firm and push it upwards to the sky, make sure your left knee is straight.
Keep your left heel stretched towards the ground.
Breathe out and place your right leg behind your left side. Repeat the instructions above, but this time, reverse of the left and right. Or you can move into the downward-facing dog, breathe in, and then place your right foot ahead between both hands.
How to do the High Lunge Pose (utthita ashwa sanchalanasana)
To do this pose for a long time, place a block between the ground and the back leg.