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Extended Side Angle Pose

Sanskrit Name : Utthita Parsvakonasana

Other Common Names : Side Angle Pose

About : Want to loose flab off your chubby waist? This is an amazing Yoga pose to help you. Also, this will tone your calves and strengthen your shoulder, chest, spine, hips and hamstrings. It also improves digestion and help relieve stress. The name comes from the Sanskrit words utthita meaning "extended", parsva meaning "side or flank", kona meaning "angle", and asana meaning "posture or seat".

Steps for Extended Side Angle Pose

Keep your legs apart.

Start sliding your left leg backwards and keep your right leg perpendicular to the floor.

Now, let your right palm sit on the floor on the side of right leg keeping the hand straight.

Meanwhile, lift your left forearm upwards towards sky.

Stretch, rest and Repeat with the other side.

Benefits of Extended Side Angle Pose

Improves and strengthens the legs, knees, and ankles

Stretches the groin and waist

Balance and stamina improve greatly

Improve digestion

Strengthening of the shoulders as well as better posture

Enhances lung capacity and tones the muscles of the heart

Massages and stimulates your abdominal organs

For best result of Extended Side Angle Pose

Best to do when your stomach are empty.

Should performed at least 4-6 hours after a meal.

Best in Morning time.

Avoid Extended Side Angle Pose when

Suffering headaches, insomnia, or high or low blood pressure.

have a neck injury or current neck pain


Don't bring your right knee past your foot, which can put unnecessary pressure on your knee.

Always work within your own range of limits and abilities

Do not allow the knee to drift inward - this can strain the knee joint. Instead, imagine it slightly moving out toward the baby toe.


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