Lunges

Sun Salutations incorporate lunges.  Lunges also prepare the body for other standing poses. These poses tone and strengthen the legs and back, while increasing the flexibility of groin and hip muscles. Lunges can help relieve back aches. The Revolved Prayer Twist is also known as Side Angle Pose (Parivritta Parsvokonasana) with hands in prayer position (Anjali Mudra). Revolved Prayer Twist stretches the back and really opens the spine, especially the area between the shoulder blades. Likewise, like other lunges, it promotes more flexibility in the hip muscles. This pose also opens the chest, thus improving one’s ability to breathe fully. It helps to strengthen the lower body and the core. Besides this variation from Low and High Lunge Positions, there are other variations of Prayer Twists that one can do from Chair Pose and Garland Pose.

Yoga Poses