Utthita Parsvakonasana - Extended Angle Pose

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
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Parsva means side and kona is an angle. The Extended Angle Pose is a deep lateral stretch, lengthening the muscles along the side of the torso and straight leg while challenging the strength of the bent leg and core muscles. It is important to keep the same length in your right side as in your left.

Pose Position: Standing
Body Position: Side Bends
Body Part: Core, Shoulders, Back, Legs

Muscle Groups

Upper Body: Latissimus Dorsi, Erector Spinae, Abdominals, Quadratus Lumborum
Lower Body: Groin, Hamstrings