We made it through the first week of the new year and now we’re ready for a stretch! Honest yogi Jessica James is back to teach us a pose that’s deeply satisfying and achievable for all levels of practice. If you’re up for it, you can check out more of our favorite moves here.

Seated Side Angle Pose
Side Seated Wide Angle Pose
Parsva Upavistha Konasana variation


Benefits: This feel good pose helps to open your whole side body, hamstrings, inner groin and hips. It stimulates your organs, helps strengthen your spine and calms your brain.

Honest Tip: To get the most out of this pose, externally rotate both of your legs and flex your feet. When you add the side stretch, be sure to keep the hip you are reaching away from grounded into the floor. If your hip starts to lift up, back off a little and work the stretch until you can go further. If this pose is challenging for you, prop your hips up by sitting on a folded up blanket or bolster.  

Now go pause, pose, and find peace.