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Gate Pose



Gate Pose or Parighasana Pose is probably not one of the more well known yoga postures. As a matter of fact, I took quite a few yoga classes before ever practicing the pose in studio.

It’s a basic pose but still offers numerous benefits. Gate pose offers a little balance challenge and helps to stretch the side of your torso, opens the shoulders, and can also help to reduce stress in the neck and upper body.

Tip: Be careful not to practice this pose on an injured knee. Gate Pose offers a variety of benefits, some of which are listed below. Enjoy the pose!


Gate Pose Benefits:


  • Opens Your Shoulders

  • Reduce Neck Stress

  • Stretches Intercostal Muscles

  • Strengthens Your Torso

  • Hamstring Stretch


The above Gate Pose is displayed by Yoga/Merge Instructor Madelyn Hanson. You can catch Madelyn’s Classes on Yoga/Merge – Let’s Make Some Yoga

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