Performing parivrtta hasta padangusthasana requires balance and flexibility. Those with a lower flexibility level can use a yoga strap to hold the foot of the outstretched leg.
Parivrtta hasta padangusthasana strengthens the legs, stretches and improves spinal flexibility, opens the hips and strengthens the core.
The mental health benefits of parivrtta hasta padangusthasana include:
- Promotes sense of balance
- Calms the mind
- Improves mental focus
- Improves perseverance
- Energizes the mind
Parivrtta hasta padangusthasana activates the manipura chakra. A balanced manipura chakra promotes peace, self-respect, positive attitude and courage. It also aids in self-motivation, decision-making and boosting confidence.