Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Parighasana(gate pose)

  • This is the gate pose.
  • Start in a kneeling position on your mat.
  • Inhale and rise up so that your upper thighs are perpendicular to the floor.
  • Exhale and bring your left thigh out to the side of your body, placing the foot flat on the mat.
  • The knee should be straight as you stretch the left leg out to the side, supported on your right leg.
  • Inhale and take your left hand out and place it below your left knee as you bend the torso to the left side.
  • Exhale Inhale and take your right hand over your head so that you are leaning over to the left side with your whole upper body, including the right arm.
  • Stay here, breathing easily for thirty seconds.
  • Then come out of the pose and relax. Repeat the pose on the other side.


  • Who having knee problem should avoid this pose.


  • Pelvic region is stretched and strengthened.
  • Abdomen is extended and keep healthy.
  • Sideways spinal movement will help persons suffering from stiff rigid back.

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