Asana Instruction for Teacher Training Students by Fred Busch
Side Angle Posture – Parsvakonasana’s Common Alignment Mistakes
While there are many possible alignment errors possible with Side Angle Pose without a doubt the most common is the hips being out of line with the rest of body. The hip being out of line is actually a symptom of another mis-alignment : feet being too close together.
When the feet are too close together in Parsvakonasana then just as the above image shows, the hips come out of the line that is generally found between the outside of the back foot and the top hand that is extending over the ear.
By widening the stance it is possible to get the space required to really drop into the deep side angle posture and experience and complete extension of the side body that feels just awesome!
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