Jathara Parivartanasana B
Definition - What does Jathara Parivartanasana B mean?
Jathara parivartanasana B is a yoga twist that lengthens and realigns the spine, relieves headaches and fatigue, and eliminates stress.
In this asana, the practitioner lies on the back with the arms spread perpendicular to the body. The knees are brought to the chest, then moved to one side. The legs extend with one hand holding the top of the foot as the head turns the opposite way to gaze at the fingertips. This is all then repeated on the opposite side. Those with limited flexibility can use a strap to hold the feet, if necessary.
Jathara parivartanasana B is commonly referred to as belly twist pose B in English.
Yogapedia explains Jathara Parivartanasana B
Jathara parivartanasana B is a twist that purifies and detoxifies the body, massages the inner organs, and supports metabolism. It also relieves stress, and calms and harmonizes the body/mind.
By stimulating the abdominal organs, it activates the manipura (solar plexus) chakra, which is the center of inner power, self-esteem, identity and ego.
Jathara parivartanasana B is a more advanced variation of the belly twist A posture, in which the knees are bent and, thus, may be more suited to beginners and practitioners with tight hamstrings.