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Skandasana (Side Lunge) – Overview

Naming & Differentiation

  • Many modern yoga teachers use the name Skandasana to refer to the pose described here.
  • In Light on Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar refers to a different pose, a seated forward bend with one foot behind the head.
  • Ashtanga may include a pose with this name, referring to a standing version of the forward bend with the foot behind the head.

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