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Pose of the Week: High Lunge

HIGH LUNGE
(virabhadrasana 1 prep)

SHAPE PREP
(from mountain back of mat)
Step right foot forward toward front of mat.
Lift arms overhead, hands shoulder-width apart.

SHAPE POSE
Bend right knee directly above heel—shin vertical.
Square hips somewhat.
Lift chin slightly, look straight ahead (more difficult: look up).
Move back heel vertical, heel directly above toe mounds.
Straighten back leg.

SAFETY POSE
Tighten glutes, press tailbone down, tone abdomen.
Minimize backbend in low back.

REFINEMENT POSE
Lift chest, stretch spine.
Stretch arms up, back.

Repeat on the second side.

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