Revolved Seated Forward Fold

Definition - What does Revolved Seated Forward Fold mean?

Revolved seated forward fold is a seated twisted yoga pose that improves flexibility and provides both restorative and energizing benefits. From staff pose, the upper body folds forward and twists to one side with each hand grasping the outside of the opposite foot. The gaze is toward the sky.

Revolved seated forward fold is also known in Sanskrit as parivrtta paschimottanasana.

Yogapedia explains Revolved Seated Forward Fold

This posture is a variation of seated forward bend (paschimottanasana), a resting stretch, but adding the mild twist stimulates the spine. In addition to calming the mind and the nervous system, revolved seated forward fold offers the following benefits:

  • Tones the abdominal organs
  • Improves digestion
  • Improve circulation
  • Therapeutic for mild backaches
  • Increases vitality
  • Lengthens the sides of the torso
  • Reduces anxiety and stress

Yogis with neck problems should keep the gaze forward rather than toward the sky. Those who lack the flexibility to reach their feet may use a yoga strap around the arches of the feet.

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