Parshvottanasana

Parsvottanasana

Benefits:

  1. Cools the brain and soothes the nerves.
  2. Relieves the arthritis of the neck, shoulders, elbows and wrists.
  3. Strengthens the abdominal organs.
  4. Improves digestion.
  5. Tones the liver and the spleen.
  6. Reduces menstrual pain.

Primary Principles:

  1. Foundation: Press the soles of the feet firmly into the floor. Pull the thighbones back while lifting the kneecaps and quadriceps to the hips. Shoulder loop activates and pulls the elbows to the tailbone.
  2. Primary Movement: Flexion in both hips.
  3. Breath: Inhale to prepare the spine and take the hands back. Exhale to fold in the hips and move into the full pose. Inhale to lift back to standing. Exhale to release the arms and legs.

 

Benefits:

  1. Cools the brain and soothes the nerves.
  2. Relieves the arthritis of the neck, shoulders, elbows and wrists.
  3. Strengthens the abdominal organs.
  4. Improves digestion.
  5. Tones the liver and the spleen.
  6. Reduces menstrual pain.

Primary Principles:

  1. Foundation: Press the soles of the feet firmly into the floor. Pull the thighbones back while lifting the kneecaps and quadriceps to the hips. Shoulder loop activates and pulls the elbows to the tailbone.
  2. Primary Movement: Flexion in both hips.
  3. Breath: Inhale to prepare the spine and take the hands back. Exhale to fold in the hips and move into the full pose. Inhale to lift back to standing. Exhale to release the arms and legs.

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