also known as Gate Pose.Parigha means a bar used for shutting a gate. In this pose body resembles a cross beam used for locking a gate, hence the name of the pose. Parighasana details are provided to you by YogaIQ.
1 . Kneel on the floor with the ankles together.
2. Stretch the right leg sideways to the right and keep it in line with the trunk and the left knee. turn the right foot by sideways to the right, keeping the right leg tighten at the knee.
3. Extend the arms sideways with an inhalation. (Step 1) Take two breaths.
4. Exhale, move the trunk and right arm down towards the extended right leg. (Step 2.) Rest the right forearm and wrist on the right shin and ankle respectively, the right palm facing up. The right ear will then rest on the right upper arm. Move the left arm over the head and touch the right palm with the left. The left ear will then touch the left upper arm. (Step 3)
5. Hold this posture from 30 to 6o seconds, breathing steadily.
6. Breath in and move the trunk and arms back to Step 3. angle the right leg and kneel on the floor, holding the ankles together again.
7. Repeat the posture on the other side, substituting right for left and vice versa. Stay in the pose on both the sides for some time.
In Parighasana the pelvic region is stretched. One side of the abdomen is extended while the other side is laterally flexed. Parighasana keeps the abdominal muscles and organs in condition and the skin round the abdomen will not sag but remain healthy. Parighasana will help persons suffering from stiff backs. Parighasana helps to reduce side fat. Parighasana is Yoga For Side Fat.