Yoga Pose: Warrior II Forward Bend (Pārśvakoṇāsana)

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  • Warrior II Forward Bend

  • Pārśvakoṇāsana

  • pārśva = side
  • koṇa = angle
  • āsana = posture
  • Category:
    Standing / Lateral Bend
  • Difficulty:
    Intermediate
  • Description:

    From Warrior II (Vīrabhadrāsana II), the lower body stays static while the upper body folds forward at the crease of the hip. One arm is extended toward the sky while the other reaches down to the earth. The fingers reach out as the shoulder blades squeeze together. The gaze is towards the sky.

  • Benefits:

    Strengthens and stretches the legs, knees and ankles. Stretches the groin, spine, waist, chest, lungs and shoulders. Stimulates abdominal organs. Increases stamina.