The low lunge (Anjaneyasana) pose helps in digestion of food and a lot more

The low lunge Anjaneyasana

Anjaneyasana is also known as low lunge in yoga exercises. This pose of yoga improves and helps in strengthening of legs, hips, arms, shoulders and knees. This type of yoga exercise focuses on the neck, chest and lungs.

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How to do this exercise?

  • Initially make the pose of downward dog and exhale by putting your right foot in front direction and it should be placed in between your hands.
  • Make sure that your right knee is aligned and is towards the floor
  • Now keep on sliding your left leg backwards by stretching groin and make sure that the left thigh is in front direction.
  • The left foot should be moved towards the floor in front direction.
  • Inhale breathes by lifting the body in a position which is upright.
  • Keep on spreading your arms upwards in a direction of right angle to the ground.
  • Now lift up your bone in direction towards your belly button.
  • Press your bone of tail in downward direction.
  • Keep on stretching your fingers towards the ceiling of your room.
  • Make the body to retain this position for one minute and then exhale again by taking your left knee off the ground.
  • Relax your body then.


It makes up the balance of body. This pose stimulates the organs of reproduction and helps in digestion of food. This pose of yoga has proved itself beneficial for the blood regulation. It is recommended for the patients who are suffering from the issues of leg muscles and hamstrings.

Advice for this pose

This type of pose should be avoided by the patients who are suffering from diseases of heart. It should be avoided during pain of lower back. It should be perform after getting professional training.


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