Parshvottanasana C (Intense Side Stretch)

Parshvottanasana C

Parshvottanasana C (Pārśvottānāsana) = Intense-side-stretch Dṛṣṭi: nāsāgre = to the nose

Face the right side and place the right foot about wrist distance in front.

Turn the left foot so that it is pointing towards the right, and so the hips are facing the right, along with the body.

Inhale and then exhale and fold forwards from the hips whilst keeping the chest lifting.

Place the hands on the floor by the sides of the front foot.

Hold where the back is still straight and gaze to the nose (or big toe). Eventually bring the forehead to the shin.

Dip the chin if there is any strain on the neck.

Hold for three breaths and then on the inhale slowly come up and out.

Repeat with the left foot forwards.