Poses: 20/52: Parsvakonasana

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Parsvakonasana or Side (Parsva) Angle (Kona) Pose (Asana). I found some really cool infographic/photos of poses over at Yoga by Candace.

fd5093d50370efdb6c770a05f6534704Parsvakonasana is one of those poses that I used to think was just basic and boring. However, the longer I practice, the more I realize the importance of this posture. It is building the foundation for so many more advanced poses and should be treated as such.

Click here for a decent instructional video on how to do this pose from My Yoga Online.

The top photo for Bandha Yoga illustrates the muscles that are contracting…here’s example of what’s stretching
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One of my favorite parts of this yearly challenge is discovering new yoga pose illustrators. This week we have this amazing little minimalist charcoal sketch from Janet Manalo. She has a ton more…I suggest you check her out!

utthita parsvakonasana lrg

 

 

 

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