Side lunge is a yoga pose that tones and strengthens the entire body – especially the thighs. Commonly practiced as a transitional pose, it can also be used on it’s own to improve your overall practice. Learn how to do side lunge and start enhancing your yoga experience!
Yoga is an expansive practice that involves many poses, stretches, and moves. Today we’re focusing on how to do side lunge – a pose that can improve your overall strength while toning the lower the body. If you’re already familiar with the move but not its benefits, performing side lunge can improve on the following:
- Strengthens the thighs, knees, ankles and glutes
- Opens up the hips
- Stretches the hips, calves, groin and hamstring
- Relieves stiffness in the shoulders and back
- Stimulates the metabolic system
- Improves balance and stability
In the below video from Xen Strength Yoga, instructor Danielle Diamond will show you how to do side lunge in both its basic form and also and advanced version. If you’re new to yoga, no equipment is needed. If you’re looking for a challenge, grab some light hand weights. Now get started!