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Yoga Pose: Parivrtta Parsva Konasana.


Parivrtta means revolved, turned round or back. Parsva means side or flank. Kona is an Angle. This pose is called revolving lateral angle posture. This pose not only gives good squish to your abdominal organs , we also build strength in our legs, core, and shoulders. On top of that we get a brilliant stretch to the long side of our body and this pose can help to aid digestion and elimination.

How to do

1. Stand in tadasana ( Mountain pose )

2. Take a Deep inhalation, and with a jump spread the legs apart sideways 4 to 4 ½ feet.

3. Turn the right foot sideways 90 degrees to the right and the left foot 60 degrees 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.

4. Exhale , and rotate the trunk and the left leg so as to bring the left arm over the right knee. Rest the left armpit on the outer side of the right knee and join both the palms at the center of your chest. Give a good twist to the spine ( to the right )

5. Hold this pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute breathing deeply and evenly.

6. As a general rule this pose must be done on other side for same amount of time.

Benefits:

· The abdominal organs are contracted which aids in digestion.

· Gives a good stretch to spine

· The leg muscles are toned.

· The fat around the waist is reduced.

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