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: Anjaneyasana
Pronunciation: on-jah-nay-AH-sah-nah
Pose Level: Beginner
Drishti: Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
Pose Type: Hip Openers, Standing Poses

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