High Lunge Yoga Pose
overview

High Lunge Yoga Pose is a standing pose that targets the quads and is ideal for yogis and yoginis at an intermediate level.

svadisthana – the sacral chakra
related poses
How To Do High Lunge Yoga Pose
  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Slowly bend forward from your hip joints until your hands or fingertips touch the floor. Keep your spine extended throughout.
  2. Bend your knees and step your right foot back as far as you can do so comfortably — only the ball of your foot should touch the ground. As you do this, your right knee should bend until your leg forms a right angle. If possible, shift your torso so that it lays on top of your right thigh and lengthen your spine.
  3. Lift your head and gaze forward. Hold for 20-30 seconds. Return to your starting position, repeating all steps with the other leg.
Notes
  • Breathe deeply through each step.
  • If you have a history of knee injuries, consult a doctor or instructor before attempting this pose.
  • If you have a history of neck injuries do not lift your head — keep it in a neutral position where it is most comfortable.
Tips

If you have difficulty reaching the ground with your hands, use yoga blocks.

Stretches & Strengthens

All Muscles: Quads, calves, groin, arms

Target Muscles: Quads, calves, groin

Health Benefits of High Lunge Yoga Pose
  • Helps alleviate indigestion, constipation and sciatica.

Sanskrit Name & Meaning

Sanskrit Name & Meaning

Alanasana

(a-la-NAHS-anna)

alana: Hmmmm, we’re not sure! If you have any information that may help us out, we’d love to hear from you.
asana: posture

History & Mythology

History & Mythology

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