Parivritta Parshvakonasana (Revolved Side Angle Pose)

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Parivritta Parshvakonasana (Parivṛtta Parśvakoṇāsana) = revolved side angle pose

Dṛṣṭi: hastāgre = to the tip of the hand

Stand with your feet a wide distance apart.

Point your right foot to the right so that the feet are 90 degrees to each other.

Inhale and bring the arms up to the sides and to shoulder height.

Keep the chest lifted as you twist the body round to face the right and place the left hand down on the floor on the right side next to the foot. The shoulder is past the right knee so the hand can come down to the floor.

(This posture can be modified by first bringing the hands together into prayer in front of the body, and then twisting round to the right and placing the left upper arm on the right thigh – hands press together and the right elbow points upwards – you then look towards the elbow)

Inhale and stretch the right arm upwards and along in front of the head – keep the arm and hand slightly in front of the head so no strain on the neck.

Exhale gently turn your head to look up towards the palm of the right hand.

Turn the head to the side if you feel strain on your neck.

Hold here for three breaths and then inhale come up and out.

Repeat on the other side.