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Revolved Side Angle

Revolved Side Angle is an advanced twisting hip opener that increases spinal mobility and stretches the calves and hamstrings.
SKILL LEVEL
  • Advanced
CATEGORY
BENEFITS
  • Strengthens the feet, ankles, legs, hips and glutes.
  • Stretches the calves, hamstrings, TFL, IT band, hips, abs, obliques, chest and neck.
  • Increases spinal mobility.
  • Improves balance.
  • Enhances focus and concentration.
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.
VARIATION: Modified Revolved Side Angle

Revolved Side Angle Variation

  • You may find this variation more or less challenging depending on your flexibility.
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Avoid this pose if you have a knee, hip, back or shoulder injury.
MASTER THE POSE

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