Pyramid Pose, also known as parsvottanasana, is a standing posture that actively lengthens the sides of the body from the armpits all the way down to the outer feet. It's English name comes from the shape the leg's create when the posture is seen from the side. This pose creates strength, stability and balance in the legs and incorporates elements of forward bending at the hip but requires length to remain in the spine. We will approach this posture with flowing pairs of movements to warm-up the large muscles and joints, then explore various versions of pyramid pose held with strength and ease.
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