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Transition from Down Dog to Lunge

Felinity2010-07-04 15:32:05 +0000 #1
This feels a little embarassing to admit, but after pracising asanas at home for about a year, I still cannot correctly transition from downward facing dog to lunge. For some reason, I have not been able to successfully get my foot forward enough without taking my hands off the mat. This seems like such a basic transition, but it troublesome for me. Is there some advise that would be helpful?

Thanks.
tommyd2010-07-04 15:41:26 +0000 #2
u made me go do 1 just 2 make sure i wasnt tripping.

i feel u r right on the edge of getting it.

keep trying : )
Willem2010-07-04 16:09:20 +0000 #3
Have you tried getting on tiptoes before leaving downward dog? This gives you more space. Then lift your knee as high as possible, close to you chest. If you cannot lift your knee then you may need to strengthen your hip flexors (e.g. boat) or stretch your hamstrings (e.g. west side back stretch). Good luck. Yoga requires consistent and earnest practice over a long time (Patanjali I-14).
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 16:49:55 +0000 #4
Felinity2010-07-04 16:13:44 +0000 #5
Thanks everyone. All of this information will be helpful. I have not tried getting on tiptoes, but I will as a first attempt. From reading all of the information provided, it looks like I need to do more improvement in various muscles, which I will work on.

I appreciate the input.

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