Also Known as Bow Pose. Parsva means sideways. In this variation of Dhanurasana, one performs the posture lying on one's side. Parsva Dhanurasana 4 details provided to you by YogaIQ.
1. Perform Dhanurasana. (Step 1)
2. Breath out, roll over to the right side and stretch the legs and chest. (Step 2)
3. Breath in and come to posture 1. Then breath out, and roll over to the left side. (Step 3)
4. Stay on either side for the same length of time according to your capacity with normal breathing in. breath in, come back to Dhanurasana, loosen the legs and relax.
5. In this posture, which is a more strenuous version of the earlier one, the ankles are inclined to slip from the hand hold. Therefore, grip the ankles more firmly.
In this posture the spine is stretched back. Elderly people do not normally do this, so their spines get rigid. This asana brings back elasticity to the spine and tones the abdominal organs. Parsva Dhanurasana helps in constipation, respiratory ailments and Mild backache. The sideways roll in this posture massages the abdominal organs by pressing them against the floor. Parsva Dhanurasana helps in fatigue and improves metabolism. Daily practice of Parsva Dhanurasana helps in anxiety and menstrual discomfort.