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Revolved Side Angle Pose
Revolved Side Angle Pose

Revolved Side Angle Pose

Parivrtta Parsvakonasana (par-ee-vrit-tah parsh-vah-cone-AHS-uh-nuh)

Revolved Side Angle Pose

Benefits of REVOLVED SIDE ANGLE Pose

  • Improves digestion
  • Increases stamina
  • Strengthens legs, knees and ankles
  • Stretches shoulders, spine and chest

Summary of REVOLVED SIDE ANGLE Pose

Revolved Side Angle Pose is one of the primary series of Ashtanga yoga; it is a standing pose but with a twist, which makes it a variation of the Extended Side Angle Pose. This pose stretches deeply into the hips, the side of the back, the shoulders, and the entire abdominal area, which also makes it of great help to your body and health in general. It is both a challenge to balance and flexibility.

Revolved Side Angle Pose
Revolved Side Angle Pose

REVOLVED SIDE ANGLE POSE Tutorial

Revolved Side Angle Pose

1.) Begin standing in Mountain Pose.

Revolved Side Angle Pose

2.) In one sweeping motion, take a 3-4 foot step with your front foot, at the same time, lower your arms so they are parallel to the mat.

Revolved Side Angle Pose

3.) Turn your back foot to a 45-degree angle, your front foot should be pointing forward.

Revolved Side Angle Pose

4.) Come into a high lunge.

Revolved Side Angle Pose

5.) Once you are comfortable, twist your body towards your leg, placing your opposite arm against the outside of your bent leg. Place your left hand, palm facing down, on the mat. 

Revolved Side Angle Pose

6.) Press into your left hand and bring your right arm overhead at a 45-degree angle. Turn your head to look up at your arm.

Revolved Side Angle Pose

7.) Hold this position for up to a minute. To exit, simply reverse steps. Repeat on opposite side.

Revolved Side Angle Pose
Revolved Side Angle Pose

Health Benefits of Revolved Side Angle Pose

Revolved Side Angle for Digestion

Revolved Side Angle is an excellent standing twist pose that can help improve and stimulate your digestive system. You see, the twist you make will squeeze and massage your abdominal organs, thereby relieving constipation.

Revolved Side Angle for Stamina

This is a powerful and complex pose; it takes some time to master it. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll start to notice the changes in your body.

Revolved Side Angle for Strength

Over time, the twist you make in this position will help your legs, knees, ankles, chest, shoulders and even your neck and face to get a deep extension. This extension will help burn the excess fat and ultimately, strengthen your body and give it a toned fit look.

Contraindications & Cautions

  • High or low blood pressure
  • Migraines
  • Neck and hip injuries
  • Pregnancy

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