Straddle split increases the
flexibility of ankles, leg joints and lower back. It is a
powerful hip opener and groin stretch.
Benefits of this pose
- Promotes forgiveness and
- Releases negative emotions such as
fear and guilt
- Improves circulation to the
abdominal and pelvic region
- Stretches and strengthens the
Preparatory poses are recommended before attempting straight angle pose, such as wide angle seated forward bend, single
leg forward bend and half monkey pose.
Yogis with sciatica, hip, knee or groin pain may choose to skip this pose.