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Deconstruct Your Asana | Low Lunge

Low Lunge | Anjaneyasana   Instructions Come to an all fours, table top position. Take a moment to bring the knees to hip distance apart. Coming up on the finger tips, move the right foot forward to come on the inside of the right hand. Take a moment to make sure the right knee is now stacked over the right ankle and the knee is tracking the middle toes. The back hip will move forward away from the stack of the back knee into a deep lunge. There are two options for the position of the back foot. It may feel more stable to have the back toes curled under or you may want to rest on the top of the foot. Lengthen through the top of the head to elongate the spine. While pressing firmly into your base. Inhale taking the right hand ontop of the thigh and the left hand ontop of that. Take a moment here to find your balance and engage the tummy muscles (thinking of having a corset around the …

Deconstruct Your Asana | Warrior II

Warrior II | Virabradhrasana II Instruction: Begin by standing in Mountain Pose, toes facing the long edge of your mat. Extend arms out to the side and take a wide legged stance so your ankles are under your wrists. Turn your right foot so your toes are lined up with the top of your mat. Lift your left heel off your mat and turn toward the bottom of your mat to form a 30 degree angle. Move into a lunge with your right leg, stacking the knee over the ankle, the knee will track the middle toes. Lock the leg in place with a strong quad and press strongly into the foot. Pressing strongly into your left foot (both legs are working equally hard here), root down through the feet to rise the torso out of the hip points and turn the belly button towards the left (the right hip is open). Inhale and rise the arms up in line with shoulders, extending actively through the finger tips, while drawing the shoulders away from ears. …