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How to Do Extended Side Angle Pose

Strike a Yoga Pose: Extended Side Angle

There's nothing like getting a good stretch for the sides of your torso, especially after an intense ab workout. Extended Side Angle pose is great for that, plus it really opens your hips and works the quad of your bent knee.

Sanskrit Name: Utthita Parsvakonasana
English Translation: Extended Side Angle Pose
Also Called: Side Angle
  • Begin on your mat in Downward Facing Dog pose. Step your right foot forward between your hands, and rise up into Warrior 1.
  • Now open your hips, arms, and chest into Warrior 2 pose.
  • Place your right hand on the ground behind your right foot (on the little toe side). If your hips are tight, place your hand on a block. Extend your left arm straight up, turning your palm down so your thumb is pointing behind you. This will help intensify the stretch in your chest and shoulder.
  • Stay here for five breaths, then come back to Down Dog. Then try this pose on the left side.
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