The word “Utthita Parsvakonasana” is derived from a Sanskrit word “Utthita” meaning “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 the opposite side.
- 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.
- Headache, Migraine, Insomnia, Hypertension.
DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT.
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