Although this pose is quite popular in most yoga classes, the high lunge does not have an official Sanskrit name. Just as it has several Sanskrit name options, the high lunge also has many variations. There is great confusion and general disagreement, for example, with the Crescent Lunge but at the end of the day, they are all variations on the same pose. In Low Lunge Pose, our chakras are all engaged and flowing upward. The root is grounded through the legs and the feet, the Sacral Chakra is expressing desire, our solar plexus is active, the heart is open and reaching, and the energy is expressing itself upward through the throat, third eye and crown.
Sanskrit: Ashwa Sanchalanasana
- Bend the knees, inhale, look forward. Place the palms of the hands flat on the floor beside the feet.
- Keep the arms straight.
- In the final position, the weight of the body should be supported on both hands, the left foot, right knee and toes of the right foot.
- Lengthen the torso, lift the chest, and keep the back of the neck long.
- Balance the weight in both thighs and the arms.
- To release, exhale and step the right foot forward and step back to Padahastasana.
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