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Squat Open Arm Twist Pose

Angle-Based Images: Squat Open Arm Twist Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Squat Open Arm Twist Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Squat Open Arm Twist Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Squat Open Arm Twist Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Squat Open Arm Twist Pose Video
Squat Open Arm Twist Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in a standing forward fold with your hands in front of you on the ground.
Squat Open Arm Twist Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Heel-toe your feet wide apart, pointing your toes out so that your hips are open.
Squat Open Arm Twist Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Bend your knees, releasing your hips toward the ground, hovering above at whatever height feels good for you. Keep your knees in-line with your ankles.
Squat Open Arm Twist Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Reach your right arm in front of your right shin, plant your palm on the ground, fingers facing outward, in front of your right foot.
Squat Open Arm Twist Pose: Step 5
Step 5 Lift your left arm to the ceiling in a long line with your right arm and look up to your left thumb. Lightly press your right arm into your right leg. Revolve your chest open to the ceiling. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths and then repeat on the other side.
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Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Sit on a block.

Tips

Not recommended for those suffering from ankle, back, shoulder, or knee maladies.

Benefits

Lower back, shoulder and hip opener; Is alleged to be a detoxifier.

Modifications

To deepen the pose, bend both elbows and bind your hands together behind you.

Related Exercises

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