What is Noose Pose?
Noose pose, or Pasasana in Sanskrit, is an intermediate twist. From a squatting position, the practitioner twists to the side and binds their arms around their legs. It's a deeper twist than matsyendrasana and brings even greater flexibility to the spine and shoulders.
- Begin in a squat with the feet together.
- Exhale and twist to the right.
- Tuck the left upper arm outside of the right thigh and bend the elbow, reaching the forearm around the legs.
- Reach the right arm behind the torso. Clasp the hands. Gaze to the right.
- Breathe while holding the pose.
- Exhale and untwist. Change sides.
- Avoid if there is ankle injury
Benefits of Noose Pose
- Strengthens the legs and ankles
- Improves flexibility in the spine, shoulders, and ankles
- Expands the chest
- Massages the abdominal organs
- Stimulates the liver, spleen and pancreas
- Lessens sciatica pain
Noose Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Pose Level
- Parshva (Side)
- Pose Type
- Binds, Twists