Yoga Tips – Transitions – Down Dog to Lunge

In this Yoga Tips video we talk about how to activate the muscles and connect to the energetic body to find a supportive transition from Down Dog to Lunge. Cultivate awareness in your center to shift the weight of the body in a way that feels supportive and grounded. Use this video to deepen your practice and to find more ease in transitions as the flexibility of the body evolves and your practice grows!

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22 Replies to “Yoga Tips – Transitions – Down Dog to Lunge”

  1. Hi Adriene! I have started with yoga just few days ago, but with you its really good ! You are nice, kind and also funny 🙂

  2. Thank you So Much! This So made sense. I hadn't realised that before. Always thought it was my shape that was the problem. ????Thank you for explaining so perfectly. Namaste

  3. This is the one transition that is killing me in my pilates class. I got a big ol gut so my leg doesn't go as far as I want it to

  4. Some of this is just anatomy. I had a yoga teacher tell me my arms are just too short compared to the rest of my body, so I will never be able to transition to lunge from downward/three legged dog. I just have to put my knee down to come off my hands and place the other foot up. Slows me down to the rhythm of Adrienne’s flow. But can’t change the bones I have.

  5. After years of starting and stopping yoga practice I have decided to really get into the basics and learn how to do things properly. I clicked on this short video after a workout thinking it's going to be super easy. ???? It was hard but so good and educational! Thanks!

  6. My difficulty is getting my leg from the halfway mark, level with my lower ribs, all the way up to where when I put my foot down, it's still about a foot behind my hands. What exercise can I do to help increase my range of motion? Is that hip tightness?

  7. I have worked and worked and worked on this but the only way I can do it is if I move my arm out of the way at the critical moment. I can’t even do it backwards. To step my foot back to plank I have to turn my knee out to get it out from under my armpit. My arms and lower legs are basically the same length. There is no clearance between my knee and my armpit when my palms are planted and very little when I’m up on my short fingertips. Maybe that’s normal – I don’t know. I’m beginning to wonder if this even mechanically possible for me. Anyone else in the same boat?

  8. Thank you so much for keeping this available online, I was really concerned that I was messing this up and that physically grabbing my ankle was wrong or a cheat. I do think the length of your torso to leg may have something to do with it and how much your spine can round to make space beneath, things that are just “you” and that’s ok. Instead of grabbing my ankle begrudgingly forward I shall now hoist it gracefully ????

  9. I'm so glad I found this video! I kept having trouble with this transition. My movement was very jerky and un-yogalike!

  10. So glad to find this. Thank you. I’m doing the 30 day programme and have been reminded how I’ve never been able to do this transition. I look forward to mindfully trying this.

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