Extended Side Angle Pose

Standing Asana

Key Benefits

  • relieves stiffness in legs, hip muscles, wrists, necks, shoulders, elbows and makes hip joints and spine elastic

  • while the head is resting on knees the abdominal organs are contracted and tones

  • removes stiffness in wrists

  • corrects round and drooping shoulders

  • deep breathing easier in full pose

  • calms the brain

How to get into Parsvottanasana

  1. Stand in Tadasana, Place hands on hips. Extend the arms over the head, turn the arms out, sweep the arms around as you bend the elbows bring the palms together with fingers pointing up towards the neck, into Paschima Namaskarasana. Expand the chest and lift the sternum. 

  2. Jump feet 3 1/2 feet apart. Turn right foot 90 degrees to the right and turn the left foot