I personally have a love-hate relationship with lunges. I enjoy using it as a transitional move, but to linger and hang out there requires some much needed deep breathing on my part.
In a warm up sequence, lunges are sometimes used simply as a transitional move like moving from Forward Fold to Down Dog, or from Plank or Down Dog to Forward Folds or Warrior poses. However, lunges are so much more than your standard transitional move or typical hamstring and groin stretch.
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