Parsvakonasana A or Extended Side Angle Pose tones the legs while energizing the entire spine. Once you learn how to do Parsvakonasa A, you’ll find it wonderfully therapeutic when you feel low in energy.
This pose stimulates the body and can sometimes help with headaches. If you find yourself feeling dizzy or woozy it can bring you back into balance.
Start standing with your legs three to four feet apart depending on your height. Turn your right foot out to the front of the mat.
Bend your right leg so your knee is stacked over your ankle.
Put your right forearm on your right thigh just above the knee.
Open through the chest and circle your left arm up so your arm is over your head. So, you’re trying to make a diagonal line with your body.
Ground into the left heel. You can choose to stay here. But if you want to take it deeper, take your right hand to the outside of your right foot. Bring your fingertips to the ground. Root into the heel of your foot.
If you can, flatten your hand completely onto the ground. Activate your pelvic floor. Strengthen your legs. Hold for a few breaths. Then slowly come up out of the pose and repeat on the opposite side.
For more details about Parsvakonasana A or Extended Side Angle Posewatch the following video with Kino.