What is Pyramid Pose?
Pyramid pose, or parsvottanasana in Sanskrit, is a deep standing forward bend. With one foot a few feet behind the other, and the palms pressed in prayer behind the back, the practitioner folds forward. The pose develops both flexibility and balance.
- Begin in mountain.
- Exhale and step the right foot 2 to 3 feet back. Point the toes about 40 degrees to the right. The heels should be in one line.
- Inhale and bring the palms into reverse prayer behind the back.
- Exhale and fold forward, drawing the head toward the shin.
- Breathe while holding the pose. Inhale and rise. Exhale and step back to mountain. Change sides.
- Avoid if there is high blood pressure.
Benefits of Pyramid Pose
- Stretches the calves and hamstrings.
- Lengthens the spine.
- Stimulates abdominal organs and improves digestion.
- Develops balance and improves posture.
Pyramid Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Pose Level
- Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
- Pose Type
- Balancing, Forward Bends, Inversions, Standing Poses