Lunges are very popular in the fitness sector but when it comes to yoga it’s one of those “don’t want to really do them” kind of postures. Not the don’t want to do them because they aren’t good enough, but rather because they don’t seem “yoga” enough.
- helps relieve tight muscles in the hips and legs
- Stretches your hamstrings, quads, and groin
- Strengthens your knees
- Helps build mental focus
How to achieve Low Lunge Posture
- Starting in Mountain posture step your left foot forward aligning knee over heel.
- Slide the right leg back until you feel a comfortable stretch in the front thigh and groin. Make sure to keep your left knee fixed in place as you do this. gradually take the lunge deeper by allowing the left knee to move slightly in front of the ankle.
- inhale and lift your torso upright while sweeping your arms out to your sides and overhead or at the center of your chest.
- Avoid slouching!!!
- Engage your core and grow taller from your pelvis through the crown of your head.
- Keep your chin lifted slightly, but not so much that it compresses your neck.
If you’re looking to practice Low Lunge Posture, other basics postures or you want to go through a longer sequence, check out my YouTube channel. Follow along with the challenge on Instagram. Show how this posture works for you and post your challenge photo. Make sure to use the hashtags #yogawithmatr3moni #yogachallengewithmatr3moni
If you are interested in one-on-one sessions to learn more about your body, gaining flexibility, and creating a healthier lifestyle by adding yoga you can make an appointment with Matr3Moni.