This variation of the low lunge pose helps in stretching out the thighs, groins and also opens up the muscles in the chest.
Name in Sanskrit: Anjaneyasana
Avoid doing the low lunge if you have heart problems.
- Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
- Wide-Legged Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana)
- Reclining Hero Pose (Supta Virasana)
- Chair Pose (Utkatasana)
- Hero Pose (Virasana)
HOW TO PRACTICE THIS ASANA
Starting from a Downward facing dog position, and on the next exhale, move the right foot in front, and place it in the middle of your hands.
Then align your right knee above your heel, then move the left knee in a downward direction, while holding your right knee in a fixed position, move the left smoothly till you start feeling a relaxing stretch in your left front thigh and the groin.
Rotate the top of the left foot towards the floor.
On an inhale, raise your torso to an upright position, and at the same time, move the arms out, and place them on the side, then, 90° to the ground.
Pull the tailbone downwards, then raise the pubic bone upwards, towards the navel. From the firm position of your shoulder blades against your back torso, raise your chest.
Move your head backwards, then look up carefully, minding the back of your neck, and making sure not to jam it. Stretch out both pinkies upwards.
Stay in this position for one minute, and with another exhale, move your torso towards your right thigh, while moving the hands towards the floor.
Then turn your back toes under On the next exhale, raise the left knee from the floor, and return to Adho Mukha Svanasana.
Do the same for your left foot, and hold the position for the same number of minutes.
HOW TO DO THE LOW LUNGE POSE (Anjaneyasana)
As a beginner, you can perform the low lunge with better balance by facing a wall while performing the pose.
Left the toe nail of your front foot press against a wall, and while you stretch out your arms upwards, place the tips of your fingers on the wall.