Lizard Pose: How-to, Tips, Benefits

In our beginner yoga pose series, Michael Taylor from Strala Yoga in New York City, demonstrates and gives us the scoop on Lizard Pose.

From a low lunge, lower your back knee to the ground then bring your forearms to the ground just inside your front foot. Lift your back knee if easy.

If your forearms don’t come easily to the ground, its fine to keep your arms straight or slightly bent, and just sink your hips toward the ground.

: Opens hips.

Michael Taylor is a yoga guide at Strala Yoga in New York City. (Michael prefers "guide" to "instructor"). He's practiced Eastern movement and healing techniques for more than two decades. He holds a degree in mind-body medicine from Harvard, and studied alternative medicine and psychology at Oxford. Mike is also the CEO of social media company Odyl, climbs a few mountains in his spare time, and is the husband of yoga master Tara Stiles.