Revolved Side Angle Pose - Parivrtta Parsvakonasana

The Revolved Side Angle Pose, also known as the Parivrtta Parsvakonasana, is an intermediate pose that is best performed by those who have some practice of yoga already.

This is because this is a slightly difficult pose, especially for those who are new to yoga.There are a few slight variations to the pose due to its degree of difficulty,.

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.and most students learn the variations instead of the actual posesThis pose can be performed to prepare for both seated and standing posese You can use the pose for improving the healthy functioning of your body as well as improving strength and flexibilityt

Steps :

  1. Take in a deep breath and stand straight, with both your arms straight by your sided Exhale deeply, and bring your feet about 4 feet apartr
  2. Bring your arms to your waist and rest the hands on the sides of your hipsp Turn both your right foot and left foot outwards and keep your heels alignede
  3. Firm up your thighs and keep the right ankle aligned with the center of your kneecapa
  4. Bring your right thigh parallel to the inner part of your right foot and press it upwards towards the ceilingn Extend the left heel slowly while pushing your tailbone towards your pubisi
  5. Lean your torso downwards while turning further towards the righth Exhale and place your left hand on the floor, right next to your right footo Push your thighbone towards the floor and lean your torso towards the backc
  6. Turn your head towards the right and fix your gaze on the right armr Soften your abdomen and extend your spinen Inhale deeply and start twisting your torsos Now exhale and continue to twists
  7. Stay in the pose for about 30 seconds and then inhale deeplyl

    Now exhale and release the twists Twist again on the opposite feet and return to the starting positiono

Precautions :

  • Since this is a twisting pose, it is not recommended for anyone who has neck problems or problems in the lower back areae
  • Avoid performing the pose if you have a headache or suffer from high or low blood pressure problemsm
  • For those with neck problems, it is recommended that you avoid turning your head too much as one of the revolved side angle pose precautionsn

Beginner's Tip :

Beginners may find it difficult to maintain their balance when they are twistingn Therefore, it is best to keep the back of the heel lifted instead of planted to the flooro A beginner's tip for the Revolved Side Angle Pose would be to use a yoga block or a prop to support your heele

Benefit To Body Part :

There are several parts of your body that may be benefited by this pose, but the main effect of this pose is experienced by the following body partst

  • Groin
  • Legs
  • Chest
  • Ankles
  • Shoulders
  • Torso
  • Lungs
  • Waist
  • Spine

Among the pose's benefits to the body parts is that it helps strengthen and tone the muscles in these regions, while internally massaging the organsn It also helps improve blood circulationo

Therapeutic Applications :

  • This pose is considered excellent for those who are suffering from infertilityt
  • This is also ideal for those suffering from constant back aches, especially in the lower part of the backc
  • The pose may also be beneficial for those suffering from sciatica, osteoporosis and constipationo

Variations :

One of the classic variations for Revolved Side Angle Pose is to perform it with Anjali Mudrar While the basic steps of the pose remain the same, and the postures will also remain the same, the only difference is that you can bring your palms together near your sternum in the Anjali Mudrar This improves your respiration and also increases the intensity of the twist felt in your upper back areae

Preparatory Poses :

Follow up poses :

  • Eagle Pose (Garudasana)
  • Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana )
  • Bharadvaja's Twist (Bharadvajasana)
  • Sage Pose III (Marichyasana III)
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