Parivrtta Parsvakonasana Pose
Start by standing at top of your mat, then swing your right foot out, turning your full body to the right and place your right foot towards the other side of your mat, turning your body to the right to follow your foot. You now have your left foot behind you and your right leg in front of you. Make sure that your left foot is angled at about 45 degrees out to the side.
Put your weight into your toes to secure the stance and lift your knee caps up. Now exhale as you bend forward over your right leg, from your hips, keeping your back straight and place the fingertips of both hands on the mat either side of your right foot. Now, lift your head and your chest up and forward slightly so that you can feel the stretch. Next, move your left hand and position it on the outside of your right foot so that your left arm is now reaching across your body. Lift your right hand, and support your weight on your left hand and foot, pushing them into the ground.
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Now, begin to twist your upper body to the right, lifting your right arm straight up to the ceiling with your chest open and facing the right. Turn your head to look at your right hand. To get out of the posture, release your left hand and bring your right hand down to the ground, twisting your torso straight forward again to align with your hips, and then hinge at the hips to lift your torso up to the standing position again. Pivot to the left, and repeat the exercise on that side, placing your right hand next to your left foot, and lifting your left arm straight up to the ceiling with your torso facing to the left.