Parivrtta Utkata Konasana

Definition - What does Parivrtta Utkata Konasana mean?

Parivrtta utkata konasana is a twisted variation of utkata konasana. The name is derived from the Sanskrit root words parivrtta, meaning "revolved," utkata, meaning "fierce," kona, meaning "angle," and asana, meaning "pose."

To enter this pose, begin in utkata konasana then bring the hands to the thighs and twist the body to one side at a time.

The English name for parivrtta utkata konasana is revolved goddess pose.

Yogapedia explains Parivrtta Utkata Konasana

Parivrtta Utkata Konasana is an ideal posture for cleansing and stimulating the body. It is thought to be beneficial on a holistic level for:

  • Detoxifying the body and mind
  • Increasing a sense of groundedness
  • Empowering the mind
  • Opening the heart

As the English name of this posture suggests, it is ideal for honoring the goddess or the femininity within. This cultivates strength and vivacity, and, combined with the releasing twist, can invigorate the body for new life and zest.

As well as opening the heart, like utkata konasana, parivrtta utkata konasana stimulates the spleen/sacral chakra, which helps to connect with sensuality and creativity. Balancing this area is said to help experience pleasure.

The mantra, Vam, can even be chanted while practicing this posture in order to enhance the benefits.

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