Parivrtta Parsvakonasana(revolved side angle pose)
- This is the revolved side angle pose.
- Start in Tadasana.
- Then exhale and walk, step or jump your feet four or three and a half feet apart.
- Inhale and place your hands on your hips.
- Then turn your right foot out 90 degrees.
- Turn your left foot inwards slightly so it is pointing in the direction of the right foot. Exhale and turn your torso to the right.
- Inhale and bend the right knee so that it is parallel to the mat, while keeping the left leg straight.
- Exhale and rotate your torso so that your left hip joint is pointing to the floor and your right hip joint is pointing to the sky.
- Inhale, take your left hand and try and place it by your right foot.
- Your right arm is pointing to the sky.
- Look up at your right palm. Breathe easily here for thirty seconds.
- Then relax and come out of the pose.
- Repeat this on the left side.
- Back injury.
- As with any twisting posture,
- students with an acute back injury should be cautious when practicing this asana.
- Tones the thigh, calf and hamstring muscles.
- The chest is expanded fully.
- The pose relieves pains in the back, invigorates the abdominal organs and strengthens the hip muscles.