Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle)

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utthita = extended

parsva = side, sideways, flank

kona = angle

Extended Side Angle Pose

Heart of Pose

Standing Pose


Utthita Trikonasana and Utthita Parsvakonasana aren’t true side-stretching poses because you’re working in them to keep length in both sides of the waist and ribs. – Julie Gudmestad

  • Considered a fundamental standing pose
  • Useful for lengthening side body, expanding chest, improving breath & developing awareness & stamina

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