Lain’s Personal Notes:
This pose looks very intimidating and I can’t properly hold the bind myself (I used a strap) but that doesn’t mean I won’t attempt it. One day I might master it, or I may not. The fun is in trying!
“Yoga 4 Love’s Big Book of Yoga Postures” Lisa Ware E-RYT 500:
Begin in bound extended side angle pose. Step back foot forward so feet are parallel at the front of the mat. Bring yourself up to standing, keeping the bind. Extend the bound leg into a straight position when steady. You can use a strap instead of binding with your hands.
“YogaJournal.com ‘Bird of Paradise: 5 Steps to Master this Standing Pose'” YJ Editors
How to get into this pose:
Start in Warrior Pose II -> Baddha Utthita Parsvakonasana Bound Extended Side Angle Pose -> Baddha Uttanasana Bound Standing Forward Bend -> Svarga Dvijasana variation—Bird of Paradise with a bent leg -> Bird of Paradise