Lunge Pose (Anjaneyasana)

Pose of the Month:  Lunge Pose (Anjaneyasana)

Benefits:

Lunge pose strengthens the knees.  It increases flexibility and strengthens the hip flexors, hips, groin, hamstrings, glutes and quadriceps. It opens the shoulders, chest, lungs and heart.  Strengthens the neck and back muscles and increases flexibility in the spine. Lung pose stimulates the digestive, reproductive system, and thyroid gland. It increases circulation, energy balance and concentration.

How To:

Begin from table top position or downward facing dog, step the right foot between the hands keeping the knee over the ankle. Lower the left knee to the earth behind the hips, tailbone drawing down.  Inhale lift the bellybutton up towards the heart. Lengthen the torso, lift the heart and then raise the arms up, biceps with the ears. Hands may also be placed on either side of the foot when practicing Lunge Pose. Exhale and relax the pelvis toward the floor, or the use a variation of drawing hips in towards the midline to strengthen inner thighs.

 

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