Parvatasana comes from the Sanskrit words parvata, meaning “mountain,” and asana, meaning “pose." In parvatasana, the body is thought to resemble the shape of a mountain.
There are many physical and mental benefits of parvatasana including improved concentration. It is also thought to stimulate the heart chakra, helping one to feel sensations of deep love and peace.
Pranayama practices may also be performed whilst in parvatasana in order to increase its overall beneficial effects.