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Lizard Pose

What is Lizard Pose?

Lizard Pose is an excellent stretching posture for the hip flexors, hamstrings and quadriceps. Integrating this pose into your regular yoga practice improves hip flexibility and strengthens the leg muscles.

You may do Lizard Pose in these types of classes:

How do you do Lizard Pose?

  • Step 1

    Begin on all fours in Downward Dog, making sure your feet are hip-width apart and your chin stays tucked under your chest.

  • Step 2

    Step your right foot forward to the outside edge of your right hand, coming into a lunge position.

  • Step 3

    Lower your left knee to the ground and press into your hips, keeping your arms and back straight.

  • Step 4

    Slowly lower onto your forearms, keeping your back flat and your head in line with your spine.

  • Step 5

    Press up onto the ball of your left foot as you straighten your left leg. Hold the pose and then repeat on the other side.

How do you modify Lizard Pose?

  • Lizard Pose for Beginners

  • Lizard Pose for Tight Hips

What are the benefits of Lizard Pose?

  • Leg Strength

  • Leg Stretch

  • Flexibility

Expert opinion

Lizard pose is a forward fold, which makes it a calming and introspective pose.

It stretches your hip flexors and thighs, which relieves lower back tension.

Elisabeth Halfpapp,exhale in New York City

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