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Cues for Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana)

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  1. From Adho Mukha Svanasanastep the right foot forward so the toes are in line with the fingertips
  2. Bend until the front knee creates a right angle with the thigh parallel to the floor and the knee stacked over the ankle
  3. Place the left knee on the floor and point the left toes straight back
  4. Descend the tailbone and come on to the fingertips
  5. Extend the sternum forward and broaden the collarbones
  6. Pin the right outer hip back and in towards the left foot while keeping the right knee stacked over the right heel and pointed directly forward
  7. Emphasize a posterior pelvic tilt by continuing to drop the tailbone to the floor and drawing the pubis toward the navel
  8. Reinforce this work by rooting down with the front heel to create a lift in the pit of the abdomen, moving the low belly back and up away from the front thigh –maintain a right angle in the front knee
  9. Hold for 5 to10 breaths, then step back to Adho Mukha Svanasana and repeat on the other side