-D.L., About.com User
Moving the foot up with your hand is the accepted solution to your problem, which is quite a common one in beginners. It’s really not that bad and is far preferable to leaving your foot too far back, which could injure your knee. As you continue to practice, I think you will find it gets easier and easier -– it was for me! Some tips to consider:
1. Come up onto the finger tips before stepping forward to lunge. The added height makes getting the foot up easier. You can work on flattening the palms later.
2. Bring the knee up into your chest, rounding the spine a little bit as you step forward.
3. Accept your current ability, and know that it will improve over time.
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