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Parivrtta Baddha Parsvakonasana

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Parivrtta Baddha Parsvakonasana is an Asana. It is translated as Twisted Revolved Side Angle Pose from Sanskrit. the name of this pose comes from parivrtta meaning revolved, baddha meaning bound, parsva meaning side, kona meaning angle, and asana meaning seat or posture.


  1. Stand straight in tadasana.
  2. Now inhale and push one foot backwards.
  3. Raise your hands out on either side and gently bend the knee of the leg that is in from.
  4. Lean over with the extended hand steadily over your head.
  5. Now, twist your body to the side and place the extended hand on the outer edge of the bent knees.
  6. Slowly raise the other hand up and above your head.
  7. If you would like to increase the intensity of the pose bend your extended hand such that the back of your hand is placed on your back. Slowly bend the other hand at the elbow and lock the hands of either hands.[1]

Technique in pictures/animation


  • 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[2]

Related Asanas

Special requisites

Dont do this pose if you are having following condition:

  • Headache
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Insomnia

Initial practice notes

Beginners often have difficulty maintaining their balance in this pose, especially with the back heel lifted off the floor. To improve your balance, support your heel, either by standing it on a sandbag or thick book, or by bracing it against a wall.


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