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