Extended Side Angle Pose

The Extended Side Angle Pose, also known as Utthita Parsvakonasana, is a dynamic yoga posture that combines a deep stretch with strengthening elements. To practice this pose, begin in a lunge position with one foot forward and the knee bent at a 90-degree angle. As you exhale, lower your forearm onto the thigh of the bent leg, while extending the other arm overhead and parallel to the ground. Reach actively with the raised arm, creating a diagonal line from your back foot to your fingertips. Your chest should open toward the side, and your gaze can be directed upward or forward. This pose provides a stretch along the side of the body, engages the core, and strengthens the legs. It also encourages hip flexibility and builds stability. While holding the pose, focus on deep and even breathing, allowing the stretch to unfold with each exhalation. Extended Side Angle Pose is a balance of both strength and flexibility, offering a mindful exploration of your body’s capabilities. As with any yoga posture, listen to your body and make necessary adjustments to ensure a safe and beneficial practice.

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