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Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose)


(OO-tee-tah pahrs-vah-ko-NAH-sahn-na)

Also known as:

  • Utthita Parshva Konasana
  • Utthita Parsva Konasana
  • Extended Flank Angle Pose

Level:

  • Intermediate

Chakra:

  

Benefits: Providing an excellent stretch to your side and arms, this pose strengthens your legs and calves at the same time.  

How it's done:

  • Begin in Warrior II with the right leg forward
  • Bring your left arm overhead with your bicep next to your ear
  • Elbow and shoulder blades are pulled back
  • Fingertips pointed to complete the body line
  • Bring your right hand to the floor, next to your heel (either the outside or the inside of the leg is acceptable)
  • Your gaze should be to the sky 

Ventuno Yoga walks you through this pose

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