Revolved Side Angle

Benefits

  • Strengthens the feet, ankles, legs, hips and glutes.
  • Stretches the calves, hamstrings, hips, abs, obliques, chest and neck.
  • Increases spinal mobility.
  • Improves balance.
  • Enhances focus and concentration.

Skill Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Balance
  • Twist
  • Hip Opener

Yoga 15 Series

Instructions

  • From Low Lunge, come up and press your palms together at your chest. Exhale, bring your right elbow to the outside of your left thigh and twist to the left. 
  • You can stay here or tuck your back toes, lift your right knee off the mat to come into Revolved Side Angle. 
  • Engage your muscles and try to hold the pose completely still for 3-5 deep breaths, in and out through your nose.
  • Take a deep breath in. Exhale, bring your hands back down to the mat and step back to Downward Dog for the other side.

Contraindications

  • Avoid this pose if you have a shoulder, back, hip or knee injury.