Revolved Side Angle Pose

Parivrtta Parsvakonasana

Revolved Side Angle Pose

What is Revolved Side Angle Pose?

Revolved side angle pose, or parivrtta parsvakonasana, is both a stretching and twisting posture. From a lunge, the torso is folded forward and twisted so that the bottom hand rests outside of the front foot, top arm reaching alongside the ear. It is similar to, but more intense than, revolved triangle pose.

Instructions

  • Start in a lunge with your right foot forward, back foot on the floor and at an outward angle.
  • Exhale and rotate to the right, bringing your left hand to the floor outside of your right foot.
  • Inhale and reach your right arm up and then alongside your ear.
  • Breathe while holding the pose.

Cautions

  • Avoid this pose if you have high or low blood pressure.

Benefits of Revolved Side Angle Pose

  • Improves digestion
  • Brings fresh blood to the spine
  • Tones the legs
  • Improves balance
  • Increases stamina

Revolved Side Angle Pose Details

Sanskrit Name
Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
Pronunciation
par-vrt-tah PARS-vah-koh-NAH-sah-nah
Pose Level
Intermediate
Yoga Type
Drishti
Urdhva (Toward the sky)
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