Uttita Parsvakonasana (Anatomy)

Uttita Parsvakonasana- The Extended Side Angle Pose

  • Strengthens the thighs, hips, knees, and ankles.
  • Massages the abdominal organs.
  • Increases endurance and stamina
  • Stretches your groin, back, spine, waist, lungs (intercostals) and shoulders.

Description of Pose (Anatomical Terms)

  • Begin in Anatomical Position.
  • Right leg abduct from hip. (Agonist-Illopsoas. Antagonist-Gluteus Medius)
  • Right knee flexion. (Agonist-Rectus Femoris. Antagonist-Biceps Femoris)
  • Right Ankle Abduct
  • Spine Lateral flexion to the right
  • External rotation of right hip. (Gluteus Maximus)
  • Internal rotation of left hip. (Gluteus Medius)
  • Left ankle supinate
  • Scapula Retraction. (Trapezius)
  • Right arm external rotation
  • Right wrist hyper extension
  • Left arm extension of humerus and forearm
  • Pronate left palms.           

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