Parivritta-parshvakona-asana The Turned Side-Angle Pose

Instructions:
1. Stand with the feet together and the arms by your sides (see the tad-asana).

2. Inhale and spread your legs apart slightly further than shoulder distance (about 3-4 feet).

3. Stretch your arms straight out from the shoulders parallel to the floor with your palms facing down.

4. Exhale slowly and turn your right foot toward the right 90 degrees. Bend your right knee about 90 degrees.

5. Place the palm of your left hand flat on the floor next to the outside of your right foot. Rest the right elbow on the outside of the right knee.

6. Stretch the right arm over your head, parallel with the floor, with the inside of the elbow resting on the ear. Hold for abot 30-60 seconds while breathing gently through the nostrils.

7. Slowly return to a standing position and repeat on the other side reversing directions 2-6.

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