Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge)
The practice of yoga often includes any number of lunge-related asanas, the names of which vary in different yoga traditions. Examples of Sanskrit names include Anjaneyasana (Anjaneya’s pose), Ashwa Sanchalanasana or Aekpaadprasarnaasana (equestrian pose), Utthita Ashwa Sanchalanasana (extended equestrian pose), and Ardha Mandalasana (half circle pose). Depending on the lineage and circumstances, the back knee can be down or up, the toes may be tucked or untucked, and the arms may be in any number of positions.
Lunge variations are sometimes incorporated as part of Traditional Surya Namaskar, a flowing sequence of asanas linked by breath.
Anjaneya refers to the Hindu god Hanuman because his mother’s name was Anjani.