Parivrtta Parsvakonasana (Revolved Side Angle) – Overview
- Features: Parivrtta Parsvakonasana (Revolved Side Angle / Rotated or Revolving Lateral Angle)
- Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
- Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.
“parivrtta” = revolved
“parsvakona” = lateral angle
Revolved Side Angle Pose
Also known as: Rotated or Revolving Lateral Angle Pose
- Revolved Lunge
Heart of Pose
- Standing Twist and Side Body Lengthening
Combined Action of Turning Shoulders in One Direction & Pelvis in Other
Two stories take place simultaneously here: lunging forward and turning the torso. The main story in this pose is the combined action of turning the shoulders in one direction and the pelvis in the other; the connection between the shoulders and the pelvis turns the spine. – Ray Long, Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses 2010 p 140 link
- Pose shown above is common variation: full pose in upper body but back leg in Crescent Lunge rather than Virabhadrasana I.
- Another common variation is Prayer Twist shown in Variations below.
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