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Rotated Side Angle

All the muscles along your spine get a big, deep stretch in Rotated Side Angle:

  • From Quarter Dog pose, move through a vinyasa (Four-Limbed Staff to Up Dog to Down Dog).
  • Once you're in 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 left, crossing your right elbow over your left thigh. Actively press your right tricep into your left quad to lift your chest as high as you can. Gaze over your left shoulder, and hold for five breaths.
  • 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.

If you're still a little perplexed, get all the details on Rotated Side Angle.