TUESDAY TIP! 👉🏼 Every Tuesday I'm going to be showing you my biggest tips to get the most out of your yoga practice!! Today I want to show you some of the biggest form mistakes and problems I see when people practice Crescent/High Lunge Pose (Anjaneyasana) 💘
In the before photo there are a few big issues here that could cause serious injury and hurt your practice:
1️⃣ My front knee is WAY TOO far forward!! 🙊😱 Your knee should never go past 90 degrees because you can cause injury to the cartilage in between the bones of your knee joint. This can cause your knee to swell and tear over time. Keep your front knee directly above your front heel to avoid hurting your knees and building the proper foundation to this pose! A helpful tip is to keep the weight in your front heel (not your toes)!💙
2️⃣ I am dumping my weight into my hips and front leg causing my back to arch and my rib cage to protrude (OUCH!) 😩!! Easily fix this by bringing your frontal hip points towards your chest as your tailbone goes down towards the floor. Lift out of the front leg and extend up through all four corners of your torso. You want a neutral straight spine!! This allows you to get all of the benefits of the exercise and build strength in the proper way! 😍🙏🏼
3️⃣ All of my weight is in my front foot and leg causing my back leg to collapse!! Weight should be evenly distributed in both legs and feet!! This creates length and balance!! Make sure your energetically pressing through the arch of the back foot and inner heel and that your lifting your back hamstring up towards the ceiling to create strong foundation in your back leg. 🦄
👉🏼Want some modifications to work your way to the "After" photo? If you're a beginner try this pose with your back heel up against a wall or with your back knee on the ground for low lunge! 👉🏼 Want more?? Reach your arms up by your ears energetically and spin your triceps up and in. 😍😍!
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