Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

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.

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