Low Lunge Pose
What is Low Lunge Pose?
Low lunge pose, or anjaneyasana in Sanskrit, is a beginner's pose that stretches the hips and groins. From downward-facing dog the practitioner steps one foot between the hands and lowers the back knee to the floor. The hands remain on the floor throughout the pose.
- Begin in downward facing dog.
- Exhale and step the right foot between the hands. Align the ankle under the knee. Lower the back knee to the floor and untuck the toes.
- Rest the hands on either side of the front foot.
- Breathe while holding the pose.
- Tuck the back toes under. Exhale and step back to downward facing dog. Change sides.
- Avoid if there is knee injury
Benefits of Low Lunge Pose
- Strengthens the gluteus and quadricep muscles
- Stretches the hips and groins
- Eases sciatica pain
- Stimulates the reproductive and digestive organs
Low Lunge Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Pose Level
- Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
- Pose Type
- Hip Openers, Standing Poses