Revolved Easy Pose

Last Updated: December 11, 2018

Definition - What does Revolved Easy Pose mean?

Revolved easy pose is a basic seated cross-legged posture with a twist that increases flexibility. To practice this pose, begin in easy pose (seated with the legs crossed and knees out to the sides). Then, with the spine upright, turn the gaze and body to the right or the left. The hand of the lead arm rests on the ground for balance, while the other hand reaches across the body and rests on the outside of the opposite thigh.

This posture may also be known as easy or simple twist pose and in Sanskrit as parivrtta sukhasana.

Yogapedia explains Revolved Easy Pose

Revolved easy pose is often used as a warm-up posture. Such a simple pose has a range of benefits, including:

  • Boosts metabolism
  • Stretches the upper back, upper chest, spine, hips, neck and shoulders
  • Massages the abdominals organs and stimulates the liver and kidneys
  • Lengthens the spine
  • Opens the hips
  • Eases sciatica, backache and fatigue.
  • Reduces anxiety, tension and stress

Yogis who suffer from arthritis, scoliosis, neck pain or a back injury should skip revolved easy pose or practice only with the approval of a doctor and expert supervision.

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