1. Before entering Low Lunge, begin in a standing position at the front of your yoga mat. Let the upper body fall forward to a standing forward bend position. You may bend your legs and press your hands into your thighs, knees, or the ground.
2. From your forward fold, let the weight shift to the left leg to prepare for sending the right leg back. As the right leg extends backward, allow the core to rest on the top thigh of the bent left leg. The right leg will be straight behind you with your toes connected to your mat.
3. Allow the right leg to bend toward the ground. Connect the right knee to the yoga mat or your knee-friendly prop. Lift the upper back so you are no longer bending forward. Find a comfortable position for the spine depending upon where you place your hands.
4. The placement of your hands will depend on your flexibility. To start, it is best to let the tips of your fingers press into the ground or your yoga blocks on either side of the left leg. Avoid dropping the neck and try to keep the spine aligned.
5. If you are looking for a deeper stretch, let your hands float up from the ground and onto your left knee, or higher into the air. Raise your arms to open your heart and engage in a slight backbend. Tighten your core to help keep your balance.
6. Breathe into the right hip and concentrate on the sensation in the lower body.
7. When you are ready to come out of Low Lunge, begin to rock on the legs and the balls of your feet to send the left leg back into Plank Pose. If you prefer, you can instead bring the right leg forward, back to your Standing Forward Fold.