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Standing Side Opener Pose

Angle-Based Images: Standing Side Opener Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Standing Side Opener Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Standing Side Opener Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Standing Side Opener Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Standing Side Opener Pose Video
Standing Side Opener Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin by standing in mountain pose.
Standing Side Opener Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Reach your arms out to the side and over your head to frame your face.
Standing Side Opener Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Take a hold of your right wrist with your left hand.
Standing Side Opener Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Take a deep inhale to lengthen, and use your exhale to the tip over to the left, bending at your left waist and softening your left elbow.
Standing Side Opener Pose: Step 5
Step 5 Slightly lean back to open your chest toward the ceiling. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.

Progressions & Variations

Tips

Not recommended for those with shoulder or neck maladies.

Benefits

Lengthens the spine and side waist. Opens the shoulders and releases neck strain.

Modifications

Soften your knees to deepen the side and shoulder opening.

Related Exercises

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