LOW LUNGE POSE
Sanskrit Name – Anjaneyasana
Sanskrit Name Meaning – Anjaneya – Son of Anjani Devi, Asana - Pose
Type of Asana – Standing Yoga Pose
Target Areas – Back, Arms and Core
WHAT IS LOW LUNGE POSE (ANJANEYASANA)?
Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana) is a standing Yoga pose. It’s named after Lord Hanuman’s mother Anjani. Another name for Hanuman is Anjaneya. This pose stretches your legs, opens your chest and hips.
DO NOT PRACTICE LOW LUNGE POSE (ANJANEYASANA) IF:
You have a back injury
You’ve recently had surgery
BENEFITS OF LOW LUNGE POSE (ANJANEYASANA)
Strengthens your core muscles
Relieves feelings of anxiety and stress
HOW TO PRACTICE LOW LUNGE POSE (ANJANEYASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS
Start in Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana). Exhale and step your right foot forward between your hands. Stack your right knee over your right foot. Lower your left knee to the floor and stretch out your left leg as far as you comfortably can.
Inhale and lift your torso. Lift your arms up straight up towards the sky. Open your chest and gaze upwards.
Stay in this pose for as long as you feel comfortable. To exit the pose go back into Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) and repeat on the other side.
LOW LUNGE POSE (ANJANEYASANA) VARIATION – USE A WALL
Practice this asana facing a wall to help improve your balance.
Wide-Legged Forward Bend - Prasarita Padottanasana
Chair Pose - Utkatasana
FOLLOW UP POSES
Warrior I Pose – Virabhadrasana I
Warrior III Pose – Virabhadrasana III