Pyramid Pose | Parsvottasana | How to do Pyramid Pose? | Benefits of Pyramid Pose

WHAT IS PYRAMID POSE?

List of Yoga Asanas is huge, and every Asana has its unique qualities and works on the human body in different ways.

Regular practicing Yoga not only keeps you fit, but it also calms your mind. Yoga (योग) derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ means to yoke, join, or unite. Yoga originated as a group of physical, mental and spiritual disciplines.

PYRAMID YOGA POSE is known since medieval time and practiced by many well-known yogis. It is also known as “Intense Side Stretch Pose”. 

 PYRAMID POSE  is known as PARSVOTTASANA in Sanskrit where ‘Parsv’ means side, ‘ut’ [ot] means ‘intense’, ‘tan’ means ‘to extend’ and ‘asana’ means seat or pose.

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HOW CAN WE DO PYRAMID POSE? 

  1. To start the pose be in the high lunge pose by keeping your left foot forward, keeping your back foot flat on the floor with the forward facing toe, bring your back leg forward enough to straighten both the legs 
  2. Round your spine by putting pressure on the forehead towards left knee, press into your knee and place pressure to the back of the knees towards the back wall.
  3. Take a deep breath and hold it for around 3-8 breaths according to your comfort level.
  4. To release this pose, you can step the right foot back and slightly bend the left knee into the lunge, or you can even inhale and let the arms out and up with both legs straight.

WHY SHOULD WE PERFORM PYRAMID POSE?

PYRAMID POSE is an efficient pose and should be performed by an individual regularly for best results 

This pyramid poses deeply stretches the backs of legs and improves balance, mental functions, and circulation.

WHAT SHOULD WE KEEP IN MIND WHILE PERFORMING THIS POSE? 

People having any recent or chronic injury or pain to the hips, back or shoulder should avoid performing this pose.

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