Spring Training #9

Spring is here! Let’s dust off winter with some heart-pumping spring training.  During the month of April, Prana Fitness is going to post daily one workout move or yoga pose that you can do at home, at a park, or anywhere.

April 9th: Crescent Lunge


Start in high plank.  Step one foot forward to be between your hands- this measures the lunge stance to make sure it’s as long as you are tall.  Stack front  knee above front ankle- never let the knee go forward of the ankle.  Squeeze tummy strongly in and up towards ribcage.  Lift torso up perpendicular to the ground.  Extend arms overhead and spin pinky fingers inward.  Keep neck long and neutral.  Pull the front thigh muscles back into the hip socket.  Spiral the back inner thigh towards the sky behind you.  Square the hips to the front.  Drive downward in the back heel and straighten the back leg.  Then adjust deeper into the pose by tucking tailbone down and lifting up in hip bones.  Move your belly further away from the front thigh.  Lunge down deeper.  Do both sides.

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