Learn the Extended Side Angle Pose - Utthita Parsvakonasana

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Get simple and precise instructions on the Extended Side Angle Pose, Utthita Parsvakonasana.

This set of videos will help strengthen your body and mind by introducing Yoga.
Make sure you have also watched the previous video on the Pyramid Pose.

This Asana strengthens every part of your leg and stretches your shoulders, abdomen and vertebral column.
However, the techniques described in this series are not meant to be prescriptive.
Consult your physician before trying them out.

Sitar by Shri Basab Sen - "Abhogi" & "Jhinjhoti"
"Kast - Paradise" published by Alter K

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In this video, you will Learn the Extended Side Stretch, also known as Utthita Parsvakonasana.

Stand straight and breathe normally.

Inhale and spread your legs out wide.

Exhale as you turn your right foot out by 90 degrees and your left foot slightly in.

With your weight centered, exhale and bend your right knee till it is above your right ankle.

Keep your left leg straightened.

Inhale and then exhale as you flatten your right palm against the floor beside your right foot, bringing your right armpit to the outside of your right knee.

Keeping your left arm straight, extend it over your left ear.

Turn your gaze up and breathe naturally, holding the pose for 30 seconds or as long as you can without straining yourself.

Inhale as your straighten your torso.

Repeat the pose on the other side.

To make it easier, rest your arm against the bent knee instead of placing it on the floor.

You may also place a brick below your palm for support.

This Asana strengthens every part of your leg and stretches your shoulders, abdomen and vertebral column.

It also relieves sciatica and arthritic pain and reduces fat around the hips and waist.

You have now learnt Utthita Parsvakonasana, the Extended Side Stretch.

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