Lizard

SKILL LEVEL
  • Intermediate
CATEGORY
BENEFITS
  • Stretches the hip flexors, hamstrings, glutes and groin.
  • Opens up the hips.
  • Can help to alleviate lower back pain.
INSTRUCTIONS
  • From Downward Dog, take a deep breath in.
  • Exhale, step your right foot in between your hands. Drop your left knee, release your back foot and slide it back.
  • Bring your right hand inside your right foot and walk your right foot out to the edge of the mat. Sink into the stretch.
  • Hold the pose for 5 deep breaths, in and out through your nose.
  • Take a deep breath in. Exhale, tuck your back toes and step back to Downward Dog for the other side.
ADVANCED

Advanced Lizard Pose

  • If you have the flexibility in your hips, you can come down onto your forearms and interlace your fingers.
  • If this is too intense, you can rest your forearms on a bolster or cushions.
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Avoid this pose if you have a knee, hip or lower back injury.

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