SKANDASANA FOR JULY

SKANDASANA FOR JULY

We're moving side to side and living our ninja fantasy this month in Skandasana (Side Lunge) as our Pose of the Month. You'll feel an awesome opening of your hips and hamstrings whilst testing your balance and core strength to keep you upright!

Begin in a wide legged stance with your hips and toes turned out. As you take a deep bend in one leg like Malasana your other leg is extended out to the side with toes pointing up to the sky. Not all of us can bring our heel all the way down of the bent leg, so leave it lifted or play with the point where your heel can stay grounded. Blocks can come under your hands to help you balance or you can play with bringing your hands to prayer, coming into a twist by raising one arm to the sky, or binding around the bent leg. You can also switch legs side to side and see how low you can stay to the ground. Whatever you choose keep thinking about maintaining the length of your spine.