Seated Angle Pose
The seated angle pose is a great stretching pose. It is another basic seated pose that can be practiced by beginners.
Sit down and open your legs wide out. Spread them as far as possible. Keep your spine and torso erect. Push your naval and your abdomen upwards towards your ribs.
Raise your arms straight over your head and gently lean forward, maintaining the straightness of your spine and torso. Rest your forehead on the floor.
Seated Angle Pose Yoga
Lengthen your spine and your torso, bring your pubis to rest on the floor and push your tailbone towards the floor. Your chest should also be resting on the floor. Resting of your pubis on the floor will cause your thighs to roll inwards. Keep your toes pointed towards the ceiling and your heels pressed to the floor.
Relax in this position for a few seconds and then lift your head and bring your chin to a rest on the floor. Now you can also spread your arms sideways across your shoulders and lengthen them towards your feet.
Remain in this position for at least 30 – 60 seconds and return to the normal sitting position.
Benefits of the seated angle pose
- This pose stretches the hamstrings
- Stretches the leg muscles
- Stretches the lower back muscles
- Opens the chest, lungs and shoulders
- It also opens the hips and the groins
As a beginner, if you have any difficulty in spreading, you can start by spreading slowly, until you gain enough flexibility to stretch further.