Gate Pose (Parighasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan



GATE POSE

Sanskrit Name – Parighasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Parigh – Gate, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Kneeling Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Full Body


WHAT IS GATE POSE (PARIGHASANA)?

Gate Pose (Parighasana) is a kneeling Yoga pose that opens your shoulders, chest and improves your balance.


DO NOT PRACTICE GATE POSE (PARIGHASANA) IF:

  1. You have a leg injury

  2. You’ve recently had surgery

BENEFITS OF GATE POSE (PARIGHASANA)

  1. Opens your shoulders and chest

  2. Stretches the sides of your torso, spine and hamstrings

  3. Improves balance

HOW TO PRACTICE GATE POSE (PARIGHASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start by kneeling on the ground on both knees. Stretch your right foot out and press your foot to the floor. Keep your left knee directly under your left hip and stretch your upper torso towards your right.

  2. Inhale, stretch your arms out to both sides, with your palms down. Place your right hand on the floor outside your right leg or on your shin or foot (whatever feels most comfortable). Place your left hand on your left hip and stretch your upper torso to your right. As you inhale, lift your left arm above your head and gaze towards it.

  3. Stay in this pose for as long as you feel comfortable and then repeat on the other side.

GATE POSE (PARIGHASANA) VARIATION – USE A CHAIR

If you’re finding it difficult to balance on your knee or you have knee injury, use a chair.


PREPARATORY POSES


Wide-Legged Standing Forward Bend - Prasarita Padottanasana


Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose - Supta Padangusthasana


Wide-Angled Seated Forward Bend - Upavistha Konasana


Bound Angle Pose - Baddha Konasana


Extended Side Angle Pose - Utthita Parsvakonasana


Extended Triangle Pose - Utthita Trikonasana


Hero Pose – Virasana


Downward Facing Dog Pose - Adho Mukha Svanasana


FOLLOW UP POSES


Extended Triangle Pose - Utthita Trikonasana


Extended Side Angle Pose - Utthita Parsvakonasana


Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose - Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana



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