‘Parivrtta ’ means twisted or revolved, ‘Parshava’ means side, ‘kona’ means an angle. This is the twisted side angle pose. While twisting you form a spiral. Creepers climb in spirals, sea shells grow in spirals. Infact many scientists believe that the entire universe is evolving in a spiral form.
Organising the Pose:-
1. Stand in Tadasana.
2. Jump of step your feet 3 to 4 feet apart lifting your arms sideways. Keep the heels in line toes pointing forward and arms turned down.
3. Turn your right foot towards the right side, i.e. 90 degrees and your left foot in by 45 degrees. Bend your right knee to make a 90 degree angle, aligning the knee with your baby toe. Keep the left leg absolutely straight.
4. Rotate your waist and fix your left shoulder behind your right knee. Fix your left palm outside your right foot, flat on the floor. Stretch your right arm over the ear and look at the fingertips. This is Parivritta Parshava- kona- asana.
5. Hold the pose for as long as you comfortably can.
6. Come up and return to position 2. Then turn your left foot to the left side and right foot in by 45 degrees.
7. Repeat the pose on the other side.
8. Come up return to position 2. Then jump back to Tadasana.
l Raise the heel of your extended back foot if required.
l Don’t drop your top shoulder down.
l Don’t bring your head forward.
l Makes the spine supple and relieves backaches.
l Trims the waist and hips.
l Helps to relieve constipation.
Neelanjana Bharadwaj– Yoga Expert