Low Lunge Pose
Low Lunge Pose demands a strong sense of balance combined with a certain degree of openness in the legs, hips, and groin, all in a deceptively easy looking package. Low Lunge is a great pose to stretch out tight quadriceps, hamstrings, groin and hips, and encourages a full range of motion in the lower body. As such, this pose is perfect for athletes such as runners and cyclists, as well as those who sit at desks all day.
Benefits of Low Lunge Pose
For beginners to yoga, Low Lunge is an amazing yoga exercise to increase the overall strength and flexibility of the body. Low Lunge stretches the legs, groin, and hip flexors, while also opening the front torso, chest, and shoulders. It strengthens and tones the thighs, hips, and butt, while the balancing aspect helps to develop flexible stability. Considered a balance pose, backbend, and heart opener, Low Lunge helps the front of the body to expand, which increases energy and reduces fatigue.
Do not practice Low Lunge if you are currently experiencing high blood pressure or heart problems. Also, avoid this pose if you have a knee or spinal injury. Always work within your own range of limits and abilities. If you have any medical concerns, talk with your doctor before practicing yoga.
How to Do Low Lunge Pose (Ashwa Sanchalanasana)
- Exhaling step right foot forward between your hands. Align the right knee over the heel.
- Now lower left knee to the floor keeping the right knee fixed in place.
- slide the left back stretching in the left front thigh and groin as comfortable. Rotate the top of left foot to the floor.
- Inhaling raise your torso to upright.
- Raise your arms parallel to the floor.
- Bring the tailbone down toward the floor lifting pubic bone toward your navel.
- Retain this pose for a minute after that exhaling release and repeat on other side.
Low Lunge Pose for Beginners
If you experience trouble while performing this pose, bear in mind the following tip: practice this pose while facing a wall to improve your balance. You may push your front or leading foot’s toes to the wall, while your arms are stretched up, fingers tips touching the wall. This will facilitate greater stability and a deeper pose that allows you to work your core abdominal muscles with greater precision, in addition to your legs.
- If you feel any pain or discomfort in the back knee, you can fold the long side of your mat over or take a folded towel or blanket under your knee for added support.
Low Lunge Pose for Advanced
The advanced users or yogis will find the Low Lunge particularly beneficial in fighting diseases like Sciatica. You may deepen the pose by staying in the final position longer than the suggested time. Breathe deeply and slowly to make this yoga exercise more effective.
Lunge Into the Future
Low Lunge can be a powerful way to build strength, balance, and concentration. As you practice this pose on a regular basis, you’ll create equanimity in all areas of your life. Finding ease in Crescent Lunge will allow you to establish the qualities of balance, grace, and power, even off the mat!