Extended Side Angle Pose Instructions
1. Start in warrior II pose, bend your torso to the left and place your left hand on the inside of your left foot.
2. Extend your right arm over the top of your head, pointing your fingertips in the same direction as the front toes, and gaze up toward the ceiling.
3. Hold the pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute and then repeat on the opposite side.
Keep your left shin perpendicular to the floor and keep your left shoulder directly over the right. Lengthen the spine and maintain your back heel, spine, and head in one straight line.
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Utthita Parsvakonasana Benefits
The extended side angle pose strengthens the legs, knees, and ankles, and stretches the chest, shoulders, spine, and groins. This pose also stimulates the abdominal organs, eases cramps, and increases stamina.
Knee, neck, hips, or back injury.
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