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



PYRAMID POSE

Sanskrit Name – Parsvottanasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Parsva – Side, Ut – Intense, Tan – To Stretch, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Standing Forward Bend Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Full Body


WHAT IS PYRAMID POSE (PARSVOTTANASANA)?

Pyramid Pose (Parsvottanasana) also known as Intense Side Stretch Pose is a standing forward bend Yoga pose. It increases stability, strength and confidence whilst balancing your body and mind.


DO NOT PRACTICE PYRAMID POSE (PARSVOTTANASANA) IF:

  1. You’ve injured your back or knee

  2. You have a slipped disc or a hernia

  3. You have asthma

BENEFITS OF PYRAMID POSE (PARSVOTTANASANA)

  1. Improves posture

  2. Stretches your whole body

  3. Relieves feelings of anxiety and stress

HOW TO PRACTICE PYRAMID POSE (PARSVOTTANASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start in Mountain Pose (Tadasana). Square your hips, step your right foot back. Line the arch of your right foot with the heel of your front left foot. Inhale lengthen your spine.

  2. Place your hands in Reverse Prayer Pose behind your back. Exhale, fold forward hinging at your hips. Keep your back straight and not rounded. Release your forehead towards your shin.

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

PYRAMID POSE (PARSVOTTANASANA) VARIATION – USE BLOCKS

If you struggle to touch the ground comfortably use blocks and make sure you keep your back straight and not rounded.


PREPARATORY POSES


Downward Facing Dog Pose - Adho Mukha Svanasana


Bound Angle Pose – Baddha Konasana


Cow Face Pose – Gomukhasana


Standing Forward Bend - Utanasana


Wide-Legged Standing Forward Bend - Prasarita Padottanasana


COUNTER POSES


Standing Forward Bend - Utanasana


Staff Pose – Dandasana


Seated Forward Bend - Paschimottanasana

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