Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan



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:

  1. You have a back injury

  2. You’ve recently had surgery


BENEFITS OF LOW LUNGE POSE (ANJANEYASANA)

  1. Improves posture

  2. Boosts energy

  3. Strengthens your core muscles

  4. Relieves feelings of anxiety and stress


HOW TO PRACTICE LOW LUNGE POSE (ANJANEYASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. 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.

  2. Inhale and lift your torso. Lift your arms up straight up towards the sky. Open your chest and gaze upwards.

  3. 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.


PREPARATORY POSES


Downward Facing Dog Pose - Adho Mukha Svanasana


Wide-Legged Forward Bend - Prasarita Padottanasana


Reclining Hero Pose - Supta Virasana


Hero Pose – Virasana


Chair Pose - Utkatasana


FOLLOW UP POSES


Warrior I Pose – Virabhadrasana I


Warrior III Pose – Virabhadrasana III




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