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Fully Bound Side Angle Pose

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Angle-Based Images: Fully Bound Side Angle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Fully Bound Side Angle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Fully Bound Side Angle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Fully Bound Side Angle Pose Video
Fully Bound Side Angle Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in warrior II with your right leg forward.
Fully Bound Side Angle Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Release your right hand down to the ground inside of your right foot and reach your left arm to the ceiling.
Fully Bound Side Angle Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Allow your left arm to fall behind your back.
Fully Bound Side Angle Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Take your right arm underneath your right thigh to clasp your left hand or wrist.
Fully Bound Side Angle Pose: Step 5
Step 5 Lean back and gently lengthen your left arm toward your tailbone and back.
Fully Bound Side Angle Pose: Step 6
Step 6 Revolve your chest open toward the ceiling. Gaze is over the left shoulder. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths, then repeat on the other side.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Start with a half bind or use a strap.

Tips

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

Benefits

Opens and strengthens the shoulders, chest, back, hips, and abdomen. Improves balance. This pose is said to increase fertility and relieve constipation. The chest opening aspect of this pose allows for deeper breathing.

Modifications

To deepen the pose, clasp the wrist of your top arm with your bottom and lengthen your top arm.

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