What is Equestrian Pose?
Equestrian pose, or ashwa sanchalanasana, is a lunge posture that is the fourth pose in the Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara) sequence. With the front leg bent and back leg outstretched, the spine is elongated.
- From standing forward bend pose, step your right foot far back with an inhale.
- At the same time, bend your left knee and align it over the left ankle.
- Rise onto your fingertips and lengthen your spine.
- Breathe while holding the pose.
- Avoid if there are knee or ankle injuries.
Benefits of Equestrian Pose
- Builds strength in the legs
- Improves flexibility in the legs
- Stretches the spine
Equestrian Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Ashwa Sanchalanasana
- AH-shwah sahn-chahl-ah-NAH-sah-nah
- Pose Level
- Yoga Type
- Bhrumadhye (Third Eye)