• How to do Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose)

    In this yoga tutorial, we will be discussing how to do parsvakonasana (extended side angle pose). This is a great pose for beginners because it helps to stretch the entire body. It also helps to improve flexibility and balance. This standing pose builds a sense of foundation through the centerline of your body. It energizes the whole spine and is wonderfully therapeutic.

    The best part about this pose is that it can be done virtually anywhere! All you need is a little bit of space to extend your arms and legs. Before we get started let’s look at some of the benefits of parsvakonasana.

    Benefits of parsvakonasana:

    • Stretches the entire side body
    • Stretches the groin and hamstring muscles
    • Improves general flexibility
    • Tones the thighs
    • Builds balance and stability
    • Strengthens the ankles
    • Strengthens the core
    • Energizes the spine
    • Therapeutic for the whole body

    Contraindications for parsvakonasana:

    There are a few contraindications for Parsvakonasana. Pregnant women should avoid this pose, as well as people who have knee injuries. Those with high blood pressure or migraine headaches should also avoid this pose.

    Now that we know a little bit about the benefits and contraindications of Parsvakonasana, let’s get started!

    Parsvakonasana tutorial:

    Start in mountain pose. Stand with your feet together, legs straight, and arms by your sides. Take a deep breath in.

    As you exhale, step your left foot back about four feet, then angle your left foot out to the side at a 45-degree angle.

    Bend your right knee. Stack your knee over your ankle. Don’t allow your knee to jut out beyond your toes. Ideally, you want your thigh to be parallel to the floor.

    Place your right forearm on your right thigh.

    Reach your left arm up by your ear.

    Your left leg is straight. Try to make a straight line from your left fingertips all the way down to your left foot.

    Your chest is open. Her shoulders are down your back. You’re strong through the legs.

    Look up at your left hand and hold for five breaths.

    I To come out of the pose, inhale and return to mountain pose. Step back to the left foot, and then repeat on the other side.

    That’s how you do Parsvakonasana! This pose is a great way to improve your balance and flexibility. It also helps to stretch the entire body. Watch this video with Kino to find out more about the pose.

  • How to do Parsvakonasana A (Extended Side Angle Pose)

    Parsvakonasana A or Extended Side Angle Pose tones the legs while energizing the entire spine. Once you learn how to do Parsvakonasa A, you’ll find it wonderfully therapeutic when you feel low in energy.

    This pose stimulates the body and can sometimes help with headaches. If you find yourself feeling dizzy or woozy it can bring you back into balance.

    Start standing with your legs three to four feet apart depending on your height. Turn your right foot out to the front of the mat.

    Bend your right leg so your knee is stacked over your ankle.

    Put your right forearm on your right thigh just above the knee.

    Open through the chest and circle your left arm up so your arm is over your head. So, you’re trying to make a diagonal line with your body.

    Ground into the left heel. You can choose to stay here. But if you want to take it deeper, take your right hand to the outside of your right foot. Bring your fingertips to the ground. Root into the heel of your foot.

    If you can, flatten your hand completely onto the ground. Activate your pelvic floor. Strengthen your legs. Hold for a few breaths. Then slowly come up out of the pose and repeat on the opposite side.

    For more details about  Parsvakonasana A or Extended Side Angle Posewatch the following video with Kino.

    By Omstars