UTTHITA PARSVAKONASANA

The word “utthita” is derived from a Sanskrit word “extended”, “parsva” meaning “side” or “flank”, “kona” means “angle” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.


STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED:
•Stand straight with your legs together.
•Now keep your legs apart (3-4 feet wide), your feet pointing your right and both the hands on your hips.
•Bend your right knee such that your knee is exactly above the ankle, shin bone making 90 degrees to the mat.
•Place your right elbow on the right thigh, inhaling lift your left hand above your head and look at your left palm.
•Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
•Now keep your hands beside your body, straighten your right knee, get your legs together and relax.
•Repeat it on opposite side.

BENEFITS:
•It helps in relieving low back pain, sciatica.
•It helps in increasing stamina.
•It helps in stimulating abdominal organs.
•It helps in strengthening legs, knees and ankles.
•It helps in stretching the groins, waist, chest, lungs and shoulders.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
•Headache, Migrane, Insomnia, Hypertension.

DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT.

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