Bound Extended Side Angle for a Deep Heart Opener

POSE: Bound Extended Side Angle Pose

SANSKRIT: Baddha Utthita Parsvakonasana

SETUP:

  • Begin in extended side angle pose

ACTION:

  • Release bottom forearm from front thigh

  • Hold the Flexistretcher by the flexible elastic center and bring behind the back

  • For a full bind, bring the bottom arm underneath the front thigh, internally rotating, to grab for the Flexistretcher behind your back 

CUES:

  • Stay open in the shoulders during the bind.

  • Try to rotate the chest so it lifts up towards the ceiling

  • Deep breath in the lengthen, exhale to twist deeper

BENEFITS:

  • Opens and strengthens the shoulders, chest, back and lower body

  • Improves balance

  • Allows for deeper breathing

  • Detoxifying