Parighasana variation : open gate pose This variation of gate pose frees the spine and hips for breath and life to flow. The spine is twisted, but belly is not, preserving safe space for your baby. High kneeling, extend right leg, foot in line with left knee, toes facing forward. Extend your arms out from shoulders and follow an exhalation to reach right fingertips to the floor outside of the left knee. Right arm extends overhead. Stretch along the right leg, rooting down.