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Parivrtta Parsvakonasana - Revolved Side Angle Pose


The name comes from the Sanskrit words “Parivrtta” meaning “revolved”,"Parsva" meaning "side","Kona" meaning "angle","Asana" meaning "pose".
Benefits : Strengthens and stretches the legs,knees,and ankles
Stretches the groins,spine,chest and lungs,and shoulders
Stimulates abdominal organs
Increases stamina
Improves digestion and aids elimination
Improves balance

Neck Pain - Keep your head in line with the spine, do not look over your shoulder.
Note: Beginners may find it difficult to maintain their balance when they are twisting.Therefore, it is best to keep the back of the heel lifted instead of planted to the floor.
Avoid doing this asana. Read this section carefully before you do it.
Avoid in the case of hip or pelvis injury
Headache
High or low blood pressure
Insomnia

How to do this asana:

Stand straight.Separate your feet comfortably wide apart(about 31/2 to 4 ft).Turn your right foot out 90 degrees and left foot in by 45 degrees.Bend your right knee so that your calf and thigh form a right angle with your thigh parallel to the floor.Bring your left hand inside or outside the right foot and your left arm up toward the ceiling.Gaze up towards your right hand.
Step 1: Stand in Tadasana.On an exhalation, step or lightly jump your feet 3.5 to 4 feet apart.Raise your arms parallel to the floor and reach them actively out to the sides,palms down.
Step 2: Turn your left foot in slightly to the right and your right foot out to the right 90 degrees. Align the right heel with the left heel. Firm your thighs and turn your right thigh outward, so that the center of the kneecap is in line with the center of the right ankle.
Step 3: Bend your right knee so that your calf and thigh form a right angle with your thigh parallel to the floor.
Step 4: Lean your torso downwards while turning further towards the right. Exhale and place your left hand on the floor, right next to your right foot. Push your thighbone towards the floor and lean your torso towards the back.
Step 5: Extend your left arm up toward the ceiling or over the left ear and gaze up to the left fingers.
step 6: Stay for 30 seconds to 1 minute.Inhale to come up and return to Tadasana.Repeat on the left side.


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