Pyramid Pose or Parsvottanasana is a great hamstring stretch the works to stabilize the hips and strengthen the inner thighs.
The Sanskrit root of the word actually translates to “intense side stretch” so this posture is also often referred to as that, too.
In this pose, the legs are set up in a style that resembles a pyramid shape (hence the name), with one foot in front of the other in a narrow stance. With the hips square, you fold over the front leg.
It is more challenging than it looks and requires a great deal of balance that many underestimate.
Pyramid Pose is a great hamstring stretch that works to stabilize the hips and strengthen the inner thighs. It will also give the calves and torso muscles a good stretch. The challenge lies in keeping the legs and spine long with proper alignment.
It can build stability and balance by having the legs separated while also inviting a sense of surrender by folding over the front leg. The entire body will feel activated. If the foundation is strong, a deep sense of letting go will follow.