low lunge

ashwa sanchalanasana

Low lunge opens the hips and chest, stretches the groin and legs and lengthens the spine.

From table position, step the right foot between the hands, bringing the right knee directly over the right ankle.

The left knee and the top of the foot rests on the floor.

Press the palms, fingers or fists into the floor to lift the crown of the head up towards the ceiling.

 Roll the shoulders down and back and press the chest forward.

 Look straight ahead with the chin parallel to the floor. Breathe and hold for 4-8 breaths.

To release: bring the right knee down to the floor next to the left in table. Repeat on other side.

Place a folded blanket under the knees to protect them from pressure and stress.