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Day 2 of #RunnersLoveYogaLEGS19 demonstrates one of my favorite things about yoga: the transitions between poses and the sometimes surprising ways you can get from point A to point B. Today is parivrtta anjaneyasana, or revolved lunge, which is a very interesting point B between yesterday's revolved chair and a Warrior II facing the opposite side of your mat.
A couple bonus tips for today's pose:
1️⃣. reaching through your back heel helps your back leg stay strong.
2️⃣. just like yesterday, use your elbow pressing into your leg to help your twist! This will especially help right after you've stepped back from revolved chair to revolved lunge. You can use your elbow to help get your twist back if you lost it a little in the transition.
1️⃣. Set up chair pose just like you did yesterday, and take any variations you like: up and down on toes with inhale/exhale as we did, or side to side in the revolved version a few times.
2️⃣. Cross left elbow over right thigh to come into revolved chair.
3️⃣. Shifting more weight to your right foot, *mindfully* step your left foot back to revolved lunge. This takes some balance! Take your time and keep breathing.
➡️ open arms wide as you did yesterday for revolved chair.
➡️ very optional (note I have long arms!): go for the bind by sending left arm under front leg (you can use right hand to wedge it under there if you're close), sending right arm up and around your back, and connecting hands behind you.
5️⃣. Pause for a breathe with hands back in prayer in your revolved lunge. Then (fun part!!), release your back heel and pinwheel arms open to the left side of your mat in Warrior II.
6️⃣. Pause in Warrior II, then pinwheel arms down to the front of your mat, step back foot up to front foot, set up your chair pose again and begin on side two! Repeat as desired!
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