yoga positions - Lunge Pose
Part of a Sun Salutation
Both hands are placed down supporting the posture.
On the back leg the ball points of the toes are touching down.
It may be easier to lean on the ball points of the fingers and have
the palm off the mat. This gives a little extra raise and not so
much compression around the abdominals.
Make the effort to look forward it stretches and opens neck muscles
and abdominals. Most of the time people get lazy and Keep the head
When used in a step back or forward delay the breath whether you are
inhaling or exhaling. The lungs are filled so much more from moving and
breathing a slight bit in the beginning of the motion if at all rather
than all of a sudden. You see is you bring the element of air in too
quick it hits the diaphragm too soon and the breath stops.
Good transitional pose. Stretches the Psoas muscles and liacus, they run
alone the inside of the groin and up through the inner pelvis.
If your neck is injured keep it straight rather than looking forward. Or
just raise it a little so that your muscles stay strong.
Notice the palms are flat on the mat. In the picture below from one of
our Sun Salutation clips the ball points of the hands touch. This
provides a little extra lift and reduces compression in the belly