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Yoga Pose of the Week: Twisting Extended Side Angle

Strike a Pose: Twisting Extended Side Angle

Standing poses not only strengthen your legs, but they make you feel powerful and calm. One of my favorites is Extended Side Angle because it opens the hips and stretches the sides of the body. Here's a variation that involves twisting the torso, so it also opens the chest and shoulders and strengthens your core.

Sanskrit Name: Jathara Utthita Parsvakonasana
English Translation: Twisting Extended Side Angle

Want to know how to get into it? Then


  • Begin in Warrior 2 with the right knee bent.
  • Lower your right forearm so it's resting on your right thigh.
  • Reach your left arm around your lower back. If you can, wrap your fingers around the front of your right inner thigh.
  • Stay for five or more breaths and then try the other side.
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cnyc1a cnyc1a 7 years
I love this pose. My teacher is all about making us do this pose before we go into full bind and then eventually leading to Birds of Paradise .
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
This is one of my favorite poses!
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