Calf - Bent Knee Side Angle Pose

Calf - Bent Knee Side Angle Pose

Difficulty level: Intermediate | Muscle Group(s): Adductors, Glutes, Hamstrings, Legs, Quadriceps | Modality: Yoga

Benefits

  • Increases flexibility and stabilizing strength in the LPHC.
  • Great stretch for the entire leg and hip musculature.
  • Great stretch for the proximal attachment of the hamstring group of the bent leg.

Preparation

  • Start in a standing position.

Movement

  • Step laterally with the left foot until the feet are approx. 3 feet apart.
  • Turn the right foot so that it faces the front.
  • Keep the left foot at a position of 90 degrees to the front foot.
  • Raise the arms to shoulder level with full extension at the elbows.
  • Maintain this position with the arms.
  • Lunge into the right leg until the leg is at approx. 90 degrees at the knee joint.
  • Side bend to the right side allowing the right hand to reach to the floor just to the inside of the right foot.
  • Hold this position for 3 to 6 breaths.
  • Repeat the entire movement for the opposite side.