Extended Side Angle pose is an energizing posture that lengthens the side body and strengthens the legs.
It is a great standing posture for opening the hips and also expanding the lung capacity. When we can breathe deeply, we can feel connected to the sensation of being fully present and alive in each moment. This pose helps build that connection!
It is a posture that builds stability in your legs to feel rooted and grounded to the earth.
Then, on top of this foundation, it opens the muscles between each rib to ensure better breathing while also strengthening this area as well.
This lengthening and strengthening of the side body all the way from the ankle through to the top arm extended by the ear helps to stabilize the spine on and off the mat.