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Extended Side Angle Pose

Angle-Based Images: Extended Side Angle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Extended Side Angle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Extended Side Angle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Extended Side Angle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Extended Side Angle Pose Video
Extended Side Angle Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in warrior II with your right leg forward.
Extended Side Angle Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Side bend in your right waist and release your right forearm to your right thigh.
Extended Side Angle Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Reach your left arm to the ceiling then toward the front of the mat overhead. Drop your left shoulder away from your ear.
Extended Side Angle Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Open your chest toward the ceiling. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths, then repeat on the other side.

Progressions & Variations

Tips

Not recommended for those suffering from headaches, insomnia, high or low blood pressure, or knee, ankle, back, or neck maladies.

Benefits

Opens and strengthens the shoulders, hips, and torso. This pose is said to increase fertility and relieve constipation.

Modifications

For a deeper variation, take your right hand to the ground inside of your right foot.

Related Exercises

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