Utthita Parsvakonasana is a Yoga pose where, you lean on one of the sides of your body and then extend your arms to get a full stretch. You pronounce it as – oo-THEE-tah parsh-vah-cone-AHS-ana)
utthita = extended; parsva = side, flank; kona = angle and aasana = pose.
How to do Utthita Parsvakonasana :
- Inhale and Start in Tadasana,
- Exhale and step on to your right side until you get a good stretch in your legs
- Make sure that both the feet are about 3 to 4 ft apart facing inward
- Inhale and bring your hands to the Warrior I pose
- Maintain your balance
- Exhale, push your right knee, turn your palms upward slowly bring your left arm over your head
- You can rest your right arm on your right thigh or take it all the way down, next to your right foot.
- Feel the stretch and bend to your right as much as possible.
- Hold in the position for about 3 breaths.
- Then come back to Tadasana
- Now repeat the same on the left side.
- Do a set of 4 to get a good stretch on the sides
Model : Aman Grewal
Caution: Avoid this pose if you have a
- High or low blood pressure
- Recent or chronic injury to the hips, knees, neck or shoulders.
Benefits of Utthita Parsvakonasana
- Extended Side Angle pose opens the side of the body
- energizes the body
- strengthens the legs.
The Utthita Parsvakonasana is one basic Yoga pose I practice when I need to energise myself or have to stretch myself after a long day of sitting at work. It gets your blood flowing and flushes your cheek. Do try it for when you need some energy or you need to just stretch. If you already have tried it then let me know what you feel about this pose. Either ways I’d love to hear from you, leave me your comments here or you can reach me on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Bloglovin |