Introduction: Parivritta Parshvakona Asana – The Turned Side Angle Pose
“Parivritta Parshvakona Asana – The Turned Side Angle Pose”, the name is quite long but it is indeed a simple yogasana. The meaning of the Sanskrit word Parivritta intends “rotated”, “turned round”, “revolve or back”, Parsva implies “side” and kona intends “angle”. Hence this Asana is known as The Turned Side Angle Pose as the body is turned aside in a triangular shape.
The general pronunciation of this asana is par-ee-vrit-ah parsh-va-cone-ah-sa-na.
Benefits Of Parivritta Parshvakona Asana – The Turned Side Angle Pose
- Parivritta Parshvakona Asana – The Turned Side Angle Pose stretches out the muscular tissues of the body.
- This asana help tones up the arms, ankles, calves and thighs.
- It gives you excellent body posture along with toning the muscles of the waist and hips.
- This posture helps in improving the digestive system and hence assists in digestion, arouses blood circulation
- Provide flexibility to the backbone.
Steps for Parivritta Parshvakona Asana – The Turned Side Angle Pose
- Remain firm and stand properly in Mountain Pose keeping your feet unitedly and place your arms by your sides
- Breathe in and spread out your legs aside slender far at least shoulder distance space (about 3-4 feet).
- Stretch out your arms straightaway out from the shoulders such that your arms are parallel to the floor with your palms facing downward.
- Breathe out tardily and twist your right foot towards the correct 90 degrees.
- Flex your right leg knee almost 90 degrees.
- Put the palm of your left hand fixed on the base adjacent to the exterior of your right leg foot.
- Balance the right hand elbow on the exterior of the right leg knee.
- Stretch out the right arm all over your head, parallel with the floor and the inner side of the elbow leaning on the ear.
- Carry the pose for about 30-60 seconds as respiring softly by the nostrils.
- Easy come back to a standing post and iterate on the another side by overturning directions 2-6.