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Yoga posture of the week: Utthita Parsvakonasana

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Utthita Parsvakonasana or extended lateral angle is a yoga pose that has multiple benefits for mental and physical health. This posture is the continuation of Utthita Trikonasana and is within the basic yoga poses.

Utthita means "extended" or "stretching"; Parsva "side" or "side": Kona "angle" and Asana "posture". Which means extended lateral angle posture.

Benefits of posture

Tones and strengthens the legs, so they stay bent, and supports all the weight of the body.

Stretches the muscles of the legs and pelvis; By keeping the opposite leg stretched, it gains more flexibility, especially at the bottom.

It relieves the pain of sciatica, this is thanks to the stretching of the legs that is done.

Strengthens and tones the arms so that it rests on the floor and a part of the body rests on it.

Reduces the fat of the waist and hips, meaning that weight is lost due to the energy that is needed in the different repetitions. This is a good yoga posture to lose weight.

There is a complete stretch of the groin and spine.

Many joints benefit, such as the knees, ankles, wrists, shoulders and hips.

This position must be performed on both sides to obtain the same benefits, otherwise there may be different ailments.

Posture precautions

Headache and dizziness, due to the inclination of the body to the side because the head must be fixed.

Neck pain, so the weight of your head is on this, in addition to stretch it a lot can suffer a tendon or ligament.

If you suffer from a bone disease such as arthritis, you can not perform this position, especially the knees, elbows and wrists that must be flexed.

High or low pressure due to the force that is made.

I leave you a sample to practice yoga at home outdoors step by step, follow all the instructions:

Remember to have absolutely stable body to practice this asana. Also remember that practice makes perfect, and in a few months you will be a professional yogi.

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