LA-based yoga instructor Vinnie Salemno said he loves this deep hip-opening pose because of the stretch it brings to the hips and quads. Tight hips, hip flexors, and hamstrings can lead to lower back pain, he explained, so working stretches like the lizard pose into your routine "can be a game-changer."
- From Low Crescent Lunge, place both hands on the floor and heel-toe your front foot to the edge of the mat.
- Slowly lower your front knee to the side, so you're resting on the outside of your flexed foot. Keep your arms straight, pressing your chest forward to increase the stretch.
- If you're more flexible, place your forearms onto the to intensify the stretch even more.
- Hold the pose for 20-30 seconds.