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VICTORIA WAITS

“Yoga brings you into the present moment.  The only place where life exists.”

  • Victoria Waits

Day 27 - Gate Pose


DAY 27 Pose: Gate Pose - Parighasana

Alignment: Starting from kneeling, extend the right leg out to the right hand side, the right foot may align with the left knee, but find your own comfort here. Many different variations for you to explore, especially working with your natural hip anatomy, the knee can point to the ceiling with the toes pointing up, or the sole of the foot can be flat with the toes pointing forwards, explore here and be mindful to work at stabling the pelvis rather than thinking of just getting the feet down. Honour your core and key points, pelvis and hips! Inhale to reach the left arm high and exhale to reach over to the right hand side, your right hand can settle on the right thigh, shin, ankle, floor. Heart and chest open and lower ribs hug in. Maybe enjoy a few arm circles here too! 5-10 breaths.

Benefits: Side body stretch, opens the chest, shoulders and heart. Tones waist and abdominal muscles, organs. Strengthens the legs, ankles and core.