Extended Side Angle: Ways to Prop Up Your Yoga Practice
Extended Side Angle pose takes on the stance of Warrior 2 pose, but embraces the spinal line sensations of Triangle pose. Besides the clear strengthening and warming aspects of this pose, Utthita Parsvakonasana is meant to deliver an expanding quality from the core and out to the limbs. A common mistake in this pose is to bring the bottom hand down the earth while not having the awareness or mobility to sustain even length on either side of the torso. The result, which is often also seen in Triangle, is a curving the spine and diminished expansion of the one side of the waist.