This pose is called the extended triangle pose. It stretches and strengthens the thighs, knees, and ankles. Stretches the hips, groins, hamstrings, and calves; shoulders, chest, and spine. Stimulates the abdominal organs. Helps relieve stress. Improves digestion. Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause. Relieves backache, especially through second trimester of pregnancy. Therapeutic for anxiety, flat feet, infertility, neck pain, osteoporosis, and sciatica.