Yoga Pose: Lunge with Hands on the Inside of the Leg

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  • Lunge with Hands on the Inside of the Leg

  • Category:
    Arm and Leg Support / Balancing
  • Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Description:

    The front foot of one leg is rooted onto the earth with the knee directly above and tracking the ankle in a 90 degree angle. The back leg is straight, no bend in the knee, and the weight is distributed backwards onto the toes as the back heel pushes back and down towards the earth. The inner thighs scissor towards each other and the pelvis is tucked under with the ribcage lifted and the chin slightly tucked. Both arms are straight (no bend in the elbows) on the inside of the front knee. The palms are pressed into the earth with the fingers spread wide and the knuckles flat. The gaze is forward and down following the natural extension of the neck.

  • Benefits:

    Creates flexibility and strength. Promotes stability in the front and back of the torso. Tones the lower body. Stretches the chest, lungs, shoulders, arms, neck, belly, groins (psoas) and the muscles of the back. Strengthens and stretches the inner thighs, calves and ankles.