Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana)

Anjaneyasana (Crescent Moon Pose) gets its name from Lord Hanuman's mother. The pose is one of the sequences of Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar). The pose tones your body and calms your mind. You feel energized even after an intense low-lunge exertion.

Low Lunge

Beginner’s Tip

To improve balance, adopt this pose by facing the wall. Press the large toe of your front foot against the wall and stretch your arms up to your fingertips against the wall. Both beginning and experienced practitioners should pay special attention to their knees in this pose. To help protect the knees, flex the foot and push off with the foot's ball.


NOTE: Before you start this, consult your doctor or an exercise professional about this pose. Don't try to do it alone.


Tip To Do -

1 - Begin with a Downward Facing Dog. Move your right foot forward between your hands and lower your left knee to the ground, slipping the foot back till you're feeling a pleasant stretch in the left hip and thigh.
2 - Keep the hips low and level with one another. As you inhale, activate your lower belly and elevate your chest far away from your thigh. Raise your arms so they are near your ears.
3 - Keep your gaze straight ahead or on your thumbs. Maintain this posture for 10 to 20 seconds. To release the pose, lower your hands to your backtrack and 
4 - Step back to a downward-facing dog pose.


The Advantages of Low Lunge

1 - Stretches your hamstrings, hip flexors, and groin.
2 - It also decreases sciatic pain in your body.
3 - Open the abdomen and chest in your body.
4 - Increases your body's spine stability.
5 - It strengthens the quadriceps, thighs, and glutes in your body.

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