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Yoga Pose of the Week: Extended Side Angle (Utthita Parsvakonasana)
Extended Side Angle (Utthita Parsvakonasana) (oo-TEE-tah parsh-vah-cone-AHS-anna) Note: There are TONS of variations/modifications for this pose 1) You could place your bottom hand down on a block. 2) You could extend your top bicep up towards your ear. 3) You could rest your bottom forearm on top of your bent-knee thigh for more support. 4) You could bend your top elbow and place your top hand on your hip. Benefits: -Strengthens your thighs,hips, legs, knees, and ankles -Stretches the groins, spine, waist, chest, lungs, & shoulders -Massages and stimulates abdominal organs -Increases stamina and endurance
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