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Utthita Parsvakonasana | Extended Side Angle

In Utthita Parsvakonasana or Extended Side Angle Pose, you ground yourself as you press your hand and feet into the ground.




In Utthita Parsvakonasana or Extended Side Angle Pose, you ground yourself as you press your hand and feet into the ground. You connect to yourself as you look at your drishti, the palm of the outstretched hand. And once you’re in the state of the asana, all there is to do is find stillness and breathe.



Etymology

Sanskrit Name: Utthita Parsvakonasana

English Translaton: Extended Side Angle Pose


Utthita - Extended

Parsva - Side

Kona - Angle

Asana - Posture



How to:

1. Begin in Samasthitih. 2. Inhale. Step the right foot out into a wide stance and face it away, allowing the left foot to come in perpendicular to the right.

3. Exhale. Place the right hand on the outside of the right food. Extend the left arm overheadc gazing into the palm.

4. Hold for 5 breaths.

5. Inhale. Stand up and change sides. 6. Repeat on the left.





 

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