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Skandasana ("Side Lunge Pose")​

Updated: Jul 8, 2020

  1. Begin by standing upright, spacing your feet wide apart

  2. (Inhale) Stretch your arms forward in front of you, and clench your fist together

  3. (Exhale) Bend your right knee, bring your tailbone down towards the mat, keep your left leg straighten out, and flex your left foot

  4. Stay for about 4-5 breaths To maintain balance at this point, look forward and keep your arms stretched out. Soften your shoulders and focus on your breath. You can stay on the ball of your right foot if you are not able to ground your right heel down on the mat.

  5. (Inhale) Lift your hips up, and keep your arms stretched out for better balance

  6. (Exhale) Bend your left knee, bring your tailbone down towards the mat, keep your right leg straighten out, and flex your right foot

  7. Stay for about 4-5 breaths

 

Notes:

  • "I am unable to bring my tailbone down towards the mat." You can stay at half-squat by placing your palms on yoga blocks placed slightly in front of you. However, keep your chin up and look forward.

  • "I keep falling to the back during the stretch." Try to bring your weight forward by leaning a little forward, and keep your arms stretched out in front of you. Keeping your gaze forward helps with your balance too.

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