Friday, 21 October 2016

Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana)

Stretches the iliopsoas, the rectus femoris muscle and the sartorius muscle
Therapeutic for sciatica

*Should not be practived in case of heart condition

From Downward Facing Dog take a big step forward with your right foot so your knee forms a right angle.  As with High Lunge, you might need to scoot the foot forward using your toes or use your hand to nudge it forward - stepping far enough forward in one go can be difficult. Check to make sure your knee is not coming in front of your foot.  Your ankle should be beneath the knee.  Drop the left knee down and place the top of the left foot on the floor.  Slide the leg back until you feel a comfortable stretch in the front of the right thigh and groin. On an inhale take the arms up and look towards the sky.

To release from the pose, exhale and bring the hands back to the floor and lift the left knee.  Step the right leg back and return to downward facing dog.

Repeat on the other side.

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