Side Angle Pose

What is Side Angle Pose?

Side Angle Pose is a yoga pose that engages the legs, shoulders and abdominals. This lengthening pose helps reduce stiffness in the shoulders and back, and it’s easily modifiable to accommodate varying levels of flexibility.

How do you do Side Angle Pose?

  • Step 1

    Standing tall, position your legs in a wide parallel stance and raise your arms straight out at your sides. Rotate your left leg outward so the center of your kneecap aligns with the center of your left ankle. Bend the left knee and keep your right leg straight.

  • Step 2

    Lower your left hand to the floor in front of your left foot. Raise your right arm overhead and lengthen the entire right side of your body, gazing toward your extended arm. Repeat on the other side.

How do you modify Side Angle Pose?

  • Side Angle Pose for Prenatal

  • Side Angle Pose for Beginners

  • Advanced Side Angle Pose

  • Side Angle Pose for Weak Knees

  • Side Angle Pose for Tight Hips

What are the benefits of Side Angle Pose?

  • Leg Stretch

  • Core Strength

  • Full-body Strength

Expert opinion

One of my teachers says a class is not complete without an extended side angle, and I agree.

Side angle works the shoulders, obliques, legs, hips and everything in between. It’s a really fun pose to play with arm binds.

,Power Life Yoga in Prairie Village, KS

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