Bound Revolved Squatting Toe Balance

Pasasana

What is Bound Revolved Squatting Toe Balance?

Bound revolved squatting toe balance pose, also known as noose pose and pashasana in Sanskrit, is an intermediate squatting twist. It gives a deeper stretch and more benefits than half lord of the fishes pose, stimulating digestion while stretching the spine and shoulders.

Instructions

  • Begin squatting with the feet flat on the floor and knees together.
  • Exhale and reach the left arm outside of the right thigh, then bend the elbow and bring the hand near the left hip.
  • Reach the right arm behind the back. Clasp the hands and then the wrists.
  • Exhale and twist the torso further to the right. Gaze over the right shoulder.
  • Breathe while holding the pose.
  • Inhale and unwind. Change sides.

Cautions

  • Avoid straining the neck if there is neck injury.

Benefits of Bound Revolved Squatting Toe Balance

  • Improves balance
  • Strengthens and improves flexibility in the ankles, knees and thighs
  • Improves flexibility in the spine and shoulders
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs and improves digestion
  • Useful for diabetes

Bound Revolved Squatting Toe Balance Details
Sanskrit Name: Pasasana
Pronunciation: PAH-SHAH-sah-nah
Pose Level: Intermediate
Drishti: Parshva (Side)
Pose Type: Balancing, Binds, Chest Openers, Twists

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