Devaduuta Panna Asana
Definition - What does Devaduuta Panna Asana mean?
Devaduuta panna asana is an advanced variation of parsva bakasana, where the head is brought to the floor and the legs are lifted. The name is derived from the Sanskrit devaduuta, meaning "angel"; panna, meaning "fallen," and asana, meaning "pose."
This pose was created by Edward Clark, a London-based teacher from Tripsichore Yoga. It has quickly become popular due to the beauty and grace of the posture.
The English name for devaduuta panna asana is fallen angel pose.
Yogapedia explains Devaduuta Panna Asana
Devaduuta panna asana is an aesthetically pleasing pose that symbolizes the embodiment of grace regardless of circumstance. It teaches that true grace, inner strength and lightness come from within, and are present despite any metaphorical "fall" in one's life.
The posture has mental and emotional benefits in that it calms and soothes the mind. It creates discipline and builds strength by overcoming the fear of entering the posture. It may also build confidence because many students find it easier than they expect to.
Devaduuta panna asana should be practiced mindfully, staying connected with the breath.