Side angle pose variations-Parsvakonasana variations

Benefits: Deep stretch to groins and hamstrings. Strengthen legs and hamstrings and knees. Stretch and tone abdominals. Opens shoulders and back.

To stay aligned in this pose you begin in warrior two making your way to side angle with the elbow on the knee helping with the external rotation of the front leg.  Using the jevin either under the leg for the full bind or just using it to grip behind you to help you open through the front body and the shoulders avoiding boughing forward and losing the flow of energy. To add an external shoulder opener, place the jevin in the top hand and lift the  arm over the head, the bottom edge of the jevin will hook onto the outer right thigh of the bent leg.