Yoga in a GIF-y: Anjaneyasana

Yoga postures are full of variations on lunges including Anjaneyasana, low lunge pose. Anjaneyasana is a great opener for the hip flexors, psoas and chest.

Feeling tired or down? Give it a go and explore how this backbend can boost your energy levels and mood.

Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Start in a lunge position with your right foot between your hands and left knee dropped.

  2. Untuck the left toes and walk your hands up to the right thigh.

  3. Press the back toes into the mat, engage your belly and let the right knee descend forwards, moving in the same direction as the right toes.

  4. Once your body feel stable, lift the arms up to the sky.

  5. Stay here for 5 cycles of breath.

  6. To come out of the pose, bring your hands to the floor and step the right knee back to a tabletop position.