Part of the DETAIL + DEPTH series. Next in the sequence toward Revolved Bird of Paradise pose is a variation of Uttitha Padangusthasana at the wall. This pose is more difficult than it appears, and prepares the body for the balancing and hamstring.
DETAIL + DEPTH Keep the legs crossed and “squozen,” as my teacher Alison West would say, and add a twist to the upper chest and spine. Use a wall to assist the twist up and away from the floor. Keep the head in line with the spine by looking.