Extended fierce side angle pose primarily builds lower body strength and flexibility. Additional benefits include:
- Releases the muscles of the pelvic floor
- Strengthens and stretches the side abdominal muscles
- Builds stability in the inner thighs
- Stretches the muscles of the outer hips
- Opens the chest
Extended fierce side angle pose may be modified by using a chair or table to support the bottom arm, reducing the intensity of the posture. Extended side angle pose may be practiced as an alternative if extended fierce side angle pose does not suit the yogi’s body.