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:
You have a leg injury
You’ve recently had surgery
BENEFITS OF GATE POSE (PARIGHASANA)
Opens your shoulders and chest
Stretches the sides of your torso, spine and hamstrings
HOW TO PRACTICE GATE POSE (PARIGHASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS
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.
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.
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.
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