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Revolved Side Angle Pose

Angle-Based Images: Revolved Side Angle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Revolved Side Angle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Revolved Side Angle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Revolved Side Angle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Revolved Side Angle Pose Video
Revolved Side Angle Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in a low lunge with your right foot forward.
Revolved Side Angle Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Spin your back heel down, and take your left hand to the ground inside of your right foot, in line with your left shoulder.
Revolved Side Angle Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Reach your right arm to the ceiling.
Revolved Side Angle Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Draw your shoulder blades down and together on your back and look up at your right thumb. Use each inhale to lengthen through your spine and each exhale to revolve your chest open to the ceiling. Keep this breathing pattern for at least three deep breaths, then repeat on the left side.
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Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Use a block underneath your bottom hand.

Tips

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

Benefits

Opens and strengthens the shoulders, chest, back, hips and abdomen. Improves balance. This pose is said to increase fertility and relieve constipation. As with all twists, this pose is believed to stimulate digestion.

Modifications

For an easier variation, come onto the ball of the back foot, and/or take your hand inside of your front foot. For a deeper variation, take your hand outside of the front foot and keep the back heel down.

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