Extended side angle pose is for anyone who is looking to improve balance and strengthen the lower body. Add a bind behind the back for an extra stretch in the arms and shoulders.

When performing this pose, establish a good foundation with the Warrior 2. Rest the forearm on the thigh while reaching the opposite arm over the head. Keep the bicep parallel with the ear. For a challenge, rest the palm on the ground instead of resting the forearm on the thigh.

To take the bind, wrap the arm underneath the bended knee then reach the fingers to clasp the opposite hand.

Breathe deeply in the pose. Hold for 3-5 breaths. Release and repeat on the other side.

Watch extended side angle pose with a bind below.

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