Parighasana (Gate Pose) – Overview
- Features: Parighasana (Gate Pose) including the different Iyengar and Ashtanga variations
- Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
- Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; and more teaching considerations.
“parigha” = gate, crossbar, bar or beam for shutting gate
Heart of Poses
Naming & Differentiation
- In Iyengar and many Hatha Yoga styles, Parighasana refers to the pose shown here from the knees.
- In Ashtanga Yoga, Parighasana refers to the pose shown here from a seat.
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