Arrow Lunge


What is Arrow Lunge?

Arrow lunge is a variation of anjaneyasana, or low lunge. It's particular to the Forrest Yoga tradition. Rather than balancing on the ball of the back foot, it's the back of the back foot that presses toward the floor. The pose gives a deep hip stretch and develops balance.


  • Begin in a low lunge with the left leg forward. Keep the fingertips on the floor.
  • Slide the right knee back so that it's behind the right hip. Make sure that the right foot points straight back.
  • Press into both feet and lift the right knee from the floor. Engage the legs to keep a lift in the lower body.
  • Slowly lift the hands from the floor and reach them overhead.
  • Breathe while holding the pose.
  • Exhale and release. Change sides.


  • Avoid if there is ankle injury.

Benefits of Arrow Lunge

  • Stretches the thighs, psoas and hip flexors
  • Strengthens the quads
  • Develops stamina and confidence

Arrow Lunge Details
Sanskrit Name: Anjaneyasana
Pronunciation: AAN-jon-ey-AH-sah-nah
Pose Level: Intermediate
Drishti: Bhrumadhye (Third Eye)
Pose Type: Balancing, Hip Openers, Standing Poses, Strength

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