Sunday, November 14, 2010
|STEP 1: To start off, step back with your left leg, |
bend your knee at 90 degrees, and kneel with your
|STEP 2: Bring your left elbow or left upper arm |
over your right knee. Move your right hand close
to your hips.
|STEP 3: Place both palms in the prayer position. |
Make an upward motion out of the lower back so
that the elbow slightly presses upward against your
right knee and you no longer lean on your leg.
|STEP 4: Put some counter pressure with your arm |
against the knee, stretch your back, move your shoulder
blades backwards, and turn to the right with your upper
body. Straighten your left leg backwards.
Twisting action of the yoga
position opens the chest,
shoulders, spine, abdomen,
groin, hip flexors, and legs.
|STEP 5: Put your left hand on the floor and align |
your right arm with your left leg. At this point, your
right arm and left leg should form a diagonal line. Try
to stretch your neck, breathe towards the breast bone
and twist from the lower shoulder blade which steers
on the twist. Repeat the exercise on the other side.
- Strengthens and stretches the legs, knees, and ankles, and waist
- Stretches the groins, spine, waist, chest and lungs, and shoulders
- Stimulates abdominal organs
- Increases stamina and lung capacity
- Realigns the spine
- Improves digestion and aids elimination
- Improves balance
- Helps constipation
- Reduces infertility
- Relieves low backache
- Helps osteoporosis
- Relieves sciatica
- Reduces menstrual discomfort
When I'm in Parivritta Parshvakonasana, I feel my whole body lengthening and being stretched. I especially feel it in the side of my body. I feel my quadriceps working as I am squeezing my legs to stay in line. I also feel my spine being stretched out, then twisted, which gets pulled up as my arm stretches upward.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Exercise - Revolved Side Angle Pose
Lunge High with Twist
Journal - Revolved Side Angle Pose
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