Baddha Utthita Parsvakonasana
Strengthens and grounds your legs, opens your shoulders and chest
From Virabhadrasana II (Warrior Pose II) with your left leg forward, reach out with your left hand and shift your hips to the right. Bring your left arm down, in front of and under your left thigh. Your right arm will lengthen skyward. Then, internally rotate the right shoulder and reach behind you, grasping the left hand or wrist. Once you have the bind, externally rotate your right arm, stretching across your top shoulder and chest and moving deeper into the twist. Grounding all four corners of the back foot, inhale to extend through the crown of your head. Exhale to revolve your belly and chest even more and gaze up. Hold for 5 breaths; switch sides.
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