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Pose of the Week: Monkey Lunge

MONKEY LUNGE
(anjaneyasana)

SHAPE PREP
(from lunge pose)
Lower back knee, top of back foot to floor; point back foot—squeeze heel in.

SHAPE POSE
Lift torso, arms upright. Straighten arms.
Separate hands shoulder-width apart. Close fingers (more difficult: keeping arms straight, place palms together, cross thumbs).
Lift chin slightly, look straight ahead or look down.

SAFETY POSE
Squeeze front foot, back knee toward each other.
Tighten glutes, press tailbone down, tone abdomen.

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

Repeat on the second side.

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