High Lunge Pose
Utthita Ashwa Sanchalanasana
What is High Lunge Pose?
High lunge pose, or utthita ashwa sanchalanasana in Sanskrit, is a beginner's standing posture that builds strength and stamina. It's similar to but more accessible than warrior I as the back heel is lifted and the arms are parallel rather than touching.
- Begin in standing forward bend with the fingers on the floor beside the feet.
- Exhale and step the right foot far back. Rest on the ball of the right foot.
- Inhale and lift the arms and torso, reaching the hands toward the sky. Align the front knee over the ankle and bring the torso vertical.
- Breathe while holding the pose.
- Exhale and step back to standing forward bend. Change sides.
- Avoid if there is knee or hip injury
Benefits of High Lunge Pose
- Strengthens the legs and arms
- Opens the hips
- Builds stamina
- Relieves constipation and indigestion
High Lunge Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Utthita Ashwa Sanchalanasana
- oo-tee-tah ah-shwah sahn-chahl-ah-NAH-sah-nah
- Pose Level
- Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
- Pose Type
- Chest Openers, Hip Openers, Standing Poses, Strength