Straight Angle Yoga Pose

Straight Angle Yoga Pose


A yoga pose where the body is folded forward at the hips, with the legs straight and the hands reaching towards the ground. This pose helps to stretch the hamstrings, calves, and lower back, while also calming the mind and reducing stress.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Straight Angle Yoga Pose Instructions

  1. Stand straight with your feet hip-width apart.
  2. Take a deep breath and raise your arms above your head.
  3. Exhale and bend forward from your hips, keeping your back straight.
  4. Place your hands on the floor or on your shins, depending on your flexibility.
  5. Hold the pose for 5-10 breaths, focusing on lengthening your spine and relaxing your neck and shoulders.
  6. To release the pose, inhale and slowly come back up to standing, raising your arms above your head.

Straight Angle Yoga Pose Form & Visual

Straight Angle Yoga Pose

Straight Angle Yoga Pose Benefits

  • Stretches the hamstrings, calves, and spine
  • Strengthens the thighs and knees
  • Improves digestion and relieves constipation
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Improves posture and balance
  • Can help alleviate symptoms of menopause

Straight Angle Yoga Pose Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Glutes
  • Calves
  • Abdominals
  • Back muscles

Straight Angle Yoga Pose Variations & Alternatives