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Parivritta Parsvakonasana
(Revolved Side Angle Pose)

Parivritta Parsvakonasana – Revolved Side Angle Pose
Parivritta Parsvakonasana – Revolved Side Angle Pose

How to perform Revolved Side Angle Pose

Place your right hand on the inside of your left foot as you stretch your left arm up and over your head. If the twist is too intense, use a block for your lower hand or keep your left hand on your hip. Repeat on both sides.

What is Parivrita Parsvakonasana?

Revolved side flank stretch. This challenging rotated form of Utthita Parsvakonasana can be entered in different ways. It can be taken classically, from standing—or it can be entered from a kneeling position where the back knee is kept on the floor while the front shoulder is taken across the front bent leg.

When to use Parivrita Parsvakonasana?

The revolved standing poses are generally learnt after the basic lateral standing poses have become familiar. In practice, too, it is usual to include some straightforward standing asana before moving on to the revolved standings. Revolved standings are not practiced during menstruation; at this time, stick to the plain standing poses and take them with some support.

Revolved side flank stretch can be taken in a full standing poses sequence, or when exploring twisting actions in the different classes of poses. This pose can also be used in a sequence where shoulder opening and upper-back flexibility are focal areas.

Video sequences that include this pose