Utthita Parsvakonasana --> Extended Side Angle Pose and Parivrtta Parsvokonasana --> Revolved Side Angle Pose

Utthita Parsvakonasana  and Parivrtta Parsvokonasana health benefits

Usually when we wake up our first stretch is arms raised above our heads, we take a deep breath and yawn. Both humans and animals do it. By stretching and lengthening both sides of the body we feel awake and energised.  Practicing Utthita Parsvakonasana gives the same stretch as it lengthens the body from head to toe. It stabilises your legs while you open and expand the sides of your rib cage, training the muscles that support good and deep breathing.  Parivrtta Parsvokonasana additionally stretches and twists your spine which is an important movement we don't do often in our daily life and it challenges and improves your balance. 

  •  Both strengthen thighs, hips, knees and ankles
  • Both stretch your groin, back, spine, waste, lungs and shoulders
  • Both massages and stimulate your internal organs
  • Both increase endurance and stamina 
  • Parivrtta Parsvokonasana improves digestion and aids elimination
  •  Parivrtta Parsvokonasana improves balance