Side Angle (Parsvakonasana)

A Pitta-Pacifying Yoga Pose
Side Angle

From Warrior II, begin to lengthen the right side of the body, placing the right elbow above the right knee, and open the chest by rotating your left shoulder back and away from the ear. The left arm can extend alongside your left ear or you can bring the left hand to the left hip. Fix your gaze upward or below.

Pitta Focus:

Breathe into the side body. Find a balance of relaxation and effort.

Benefits:

Builds strength, stamina and focus. Aids digestion and increases lung capacity.