Revolved Bound Side Angle Pose
Definition - What does Revolved Bound Side Angle Pose mean?
Revolved bound side angle pose is a challenging twisted standing posture that requires balance and flexibility with the legs in the warrior lunge position. It is a variation of extended side angle pose.
In this pose, the torso twists across the forward thigh so the opposite arm can wrap over the thigh and thread between the legs. To create the bind, the other arm reaches behind the back and the hands clasp. The gaze is toward the sky.
Revolved bound side angle pose is also known by its Sanskrit name, parivrtta baddha parsvakonasana.
Yogapedia explains Revolved Bound Side Angle Pose
Revolved bound side angle pose has a wide range of physical benefits, including:
- Stretches and strengthens the entire body
- Opens the shoulders and chest
- Stabilizes the front and back of the torso
- Tones the lower body
- Improves stamina
- Improves lung function
This pose is also believed to have therapeutic benefits for digestion, constipation, menstrual pain, infertility, osteoporosis and low backache.
As a modification, yogis with neck pain or injury should keep the gaze straight ahead rather than twist toward the sky.