Ayurveda Vata Pacifying Yoga: Side Angle | Banyan Botanicals

Side Angle (Parshvakonasana)

A Vata Pacifying Yoga Pose

Side Angle

From Warrior II, take a deep breath and begin to lengthen the right side of the body out over the right thigh. Connect the right elbow to the right thigh. Open the chest by rotating your heart towards the sky. The left arm can extend along side the left ear or you can bring the left hand to the left hip. Find your gaze at the horizon or below.

Vata Focus:

Keep the front knee in alignment with the ankle. The knee should not extend beyond the ankle. Ground down through the lower body as you spin the front femur externally to increase the opening in the hips.

Benefits:

Strengthens, grounds, opens the hips and builds endurance.