So you've mastered Warrior 1 and you're ready for something more difficult. Give this variation of Rotated Side Angle a try. Since your hands are pressed together in prayer position, it really challenges your sense of balance and strengthens your quads.
Source: Louisa Larson Photography
|Sanskrit Name: Parivrtta Parsvakonasana|
English Translation: Revolved Side Angle Pose
Also Called: Rotated Side Angle Pose
- Place both hands and feet on the mat, coming into Downward Facing Dog. Step your right foot forward between your hands. Lift your arms up, and press your palms together coming into Warrior 1.
- Now lower your elbows toward your chest and rotate your torso to the right, crossing your left elbow over your right thigh. Actively press your left tricep into your right quad to lift your chest as high as you can. Gaze over your right shoulder and hold for five breaths.
- Then release your hands to the mat, step your right foot back and come back into Down Dog. Then repeat this pose on the left side.