One of the trickier poses that I work on with my students every day is the bound side angle pose. At first look, the pose can be a bit daunting but if you take it step by step you will be able to master it in no time.
I can’t tell you guys how often I see my students rounding their torso & dumping their chest. Staying lifted & lengthened in half bind is better than rounding & dropping the chest in full bind (picture shown in 5th slide). Practice half bind or with a strap until your shoulders & chest feel more open for full bind. Patience & practice.
Benefits: Stretches & opens hamstrings, groins, hips, chest, shoulders, arms. Strengthens & lengthens legs, core, glutes while improving overall balance.