Utthita Parshvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose)

Utthita Parshvakonasana (Utthita Parśvakoṇāsana) = extended side angle pose

Dṛṣṭi: hastāgre = to the tip of the hand

Stand with your feet a wide distance apart.

Point your right foot to the right so that the feet are 90 degrees to each other.

Inhale and bring the arms up to the sides and to shoulder height.

Keep the chest lifting as you lean to the right and exhale place the forearm on the right thigh ( not on the knee!) or eventually place the hand down on the floor on the right side next to the foot.

Inhale and stretch the left arm upwards and along in front of the head – keep the arm and hand slightly in front of the head so no strain on the neck.

Exhale gently turn your head to look up towards the palm of the left hand.

Turn the head to the side if you feel strain on your neck.

Hold here for three breaths and then inhale come up and out.

Repeat on the other side.