Gate pose (Parighasana) stretches the sides of the torso as well as the hips, abdomen, spine, and hamstrings. It opens the shoulders and chest, reducing neck and shoulder tension.
Placing a block under the ball of the foot helps students remember to press their extended foot down and is beneficial as a transition into having their foot flat on the mat.
Gate Pose Variation with a Block: How to Do it Step-by-Step
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