If you are looking for a good yoga pose to stretch your back shoulders and hips then the low lunge in yoga is the perfect pose for you today. In this pose, you will feel a great stretch in your hips, feet, and thighs. It will also help you improve your balance because staying in this pose requires focusing on your breath and on your whole body.
The low lunge in yoga can be done by everyone and you can modify it to fit your needs, if you feel that you can’t lift your palms from the ground, it is completely fine to leave them on the ground and simply look up. In yoga it is always very important to listen to your body, if you feel that you cannot do this pose or it is too difficult for you, then you can try and modify it, putting a blanket under the knee for more comfort, or leave your palms on the floor are great options for a better experience in this pose.
Low Lunge Steps
Step 1 – Begin on all fours, place your knees underneath your hips and your palms under your shoulders.
Step 2 – Move to Downward-Facing Dog.
Step 3 – Move to plank position.
Step 4 – Step your right knee forward in between your hands. Bring your left knee to the ground.
Step 5 – Place the top of your left foot to the floor, look up and SMILE.
Step 6 – Lift your chest and bring your hands up above your head, draw your tailbone down, look up and SMILE, (it will help you stay in this pose longer and make you happy 🙂 ). Stay in this pose for up to a minute.
To get out of this pose, exhale and bring your palms to the floor and back move into downward-facing dog. Repeat on the other leg.
- Use a blanket or fold your mat under your knee for adding support, if you still feel any pain in your knee then please back out of this pose and try a different one. You should never feel unbearable pain while you are practicing yoga and if you do you should consult with your doctor or physician.
- If you are feeling unstable while you lift your hands up from the ground then you can try and keep your palms on the floor or you can use a wall as support. Try using a wall as support with your hand touching it, or you can bring your mat close to the wall so your big toe is touching it.
- Do not over-arch your lower back, try to get into a position where you can hold without feeling any pain.
This pose can help with stretching and strengthen many parts of the body, as you have to concentrate and focus on your lower back, hips, legs, shoulders and neck.
It can help with your balance because focusing on not falling while you are leaning on your back knee can be a bit challenging at first.
Would You Try It?
I personly love the feeling when I am doing this pose, other than stretching I focus on my breath and enjoy staying in this pose for a few deep breaths.
I would love to know your thoughts about this pose, does it look too difficult? Would you give it a try? Let me know in the comment below and I will be happy to reply.