Intense Side Stretch Pose
Sanskrit Name: Parsvottanasana
English Translation: Intense Side Stretch Pose
Also called: Pyramid Pose
- Stand with both feet together in Mountain Pose. Step your left foot directly behind you about two feet.
- Bring your arms behind your back, bend your elbows, and press your palms together in reverse Namaste position (reverse prayer).
- Inhale to lengthen your spine and, as you exhale, fold at your waist. Keep both legs straight and lower your torso as far as you can, eventually resting your chin or forehead on your right shin.
- Hold for five deep breaths, then lift your torso up. Repeat this pose with your left leg forward.
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