also known as Revolved Side Angle Pose. Parivrtta means revolved, turned round or back. Parsva means side or flank. Kona is an angle. This is the revolving lateral angle posture. Parivrtta Parsvakonasana details are provided to you by YogaIQ.
1. Stand in Tadasana. (Step1)
2. Take a deep inhalation, and with a jump spread the legs apart sideways 4 to 4 feet. Raise the arms sideways in line with the shoulders, palms down. (Step 2)
3. Turn the right foot sideways 90 degrees to the right and the left foot 60 degrees to the right, holding the left leg extend out and stiff at the knee joint. Curve the right leg at the knee until the thigh and the shin form a right angle and the right thigh is parallel to the floor.
4. Breath out, and rotate the torso and the left leg so as to bring the left arm over the right knee joint. Rest the left armpit on the outer side of the right knee joint, and place the left palm on the floor by the outer side of the right foot. (Steps 3 and 4)
5. Give a good twirl to the spine (to the right), turn the torso and bring the right arm over the right ear (as in the illustrations) and look up at the extended right arm. Keep the left knee joint tight throughout.
6. Keep this pose from half a minute to a minute, breathing should be deep, steady and even. Breath in, and lift the left palm from the floor. Raise the trunk and come back to step 2, by straightening the right leg and raising the arms.
7. Continue with exhalation on the left side, as in steps 1 to 4, reversing all processes.
8. In all cases where the movements are done first on one side and then on the other the time taken should be the same in each case.This general rule applies here.
This pose being a more intensified one than Parivrtta Trikonasana (Step 4), has a greater effect. The hamstrings, however, are not stretched as much as in Parivrtta Trikol) asana. The abdominal organs are more contracted and that aids digestion. The blood flows well round the abdominal parts and the spinal column, and they are thus revitalize. The asana helps to clean waste matter from the colon without pressure. Parivrtta Parsvakonasana is Yoga For Digestion.