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How to do Utthita Parsvakonasana with correct technique

What is Parsvakonasana

Parsvakonasana is a standing yoga posture. The word parsva is side or flank. The English translation of parsva konasana is an extended lateral angle pose.

Steps for Parsvakonasana:

1. Stand in Tadasana. Take a deep inhalation and with a jump spread the legs apart sideways 4 to 41/2 feet. Raise the arms sideways, in line with shoulders, palms facing down.

2. While exhaling slowly turn the right foot sideways 90 degrees to the right, and the left foot slightly to the right, keeping the left leg stretched out and tightened at the knee. Bend the right leg at the knee until the thigh and the calf form a right angle and the right thigh is parallel to the floor.

3. Place the right palm on the floor by the side of the right foot, the right armpit covering, and touching the outer side of the right knee. Stretch the left arm out over the left ear. Keep the head up

4. Stay in this posture from 30 seconds to 1 minute, breathing deeply and evenly.

5. Inhale and lift the right palm from the floor.

6. Inhale, straighten the right leg and raise the arms as in step 1

7. Now repeat the same sequence on the other side and hold the posture for an equal length of time.

8. Come back to Tadasana once the posture is done on both sides.

Benefits of Parsvakonasana:

1. Parsvakonasana posture tones up the knees, ankles, and thighs.

2. Reduces fat around the waist and hips.

3. This posture relieves sciatic and arthritic pain.

4. It increases peristaltic activity and aids in elimination.

Preparatory Yoga pose for Parsvakonasana:


2.Parivrtta Trikonasana.

3.Ardha kati Chakrasana.

Watch the video and follow along for your practice.

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