Lateral Supine Panda (reminisces a tilted panda reclining panda that grazes on a bamboo stick: hip & shoulder opener, hamstring stretch, twist)
Brief alignment: Start in a seated archer pose drawing sole into opposite armpit. Tip into a supine lateral tilt, lower elbow into floor and clasp hands in front of chest. Extend and prop other leg on elbow wrapped around sole. Point foot. Gaze forward.
Benefits: Lateral Supine Panda relieves tightness in the hips, opens the shoulders, release trapezius muscle tension, expands the back and tests the art of subtle balance and efficient placement.
Contraindications: Do not attempt this pose if you have a labrum tear in the hip or shoulder.