Revolved Side Angle Pose

Improve Your Overall Health By Practicing Revolved Side Angle Pose

Revolved side angle pose is an intensive twisting pose. It involves full body stretching and twisting. Practicing this pose daily has multiple benefits for the body. While massaging the abdominal organs it stimulates the organs, relieves constipation problem and improve digestion. Stretching and twisting body on both sides strengthens legs, feet, thighs, shoulders, chest and spine. This intensive twisting pose also strengthens core and helps in gaining balance – Healthy Life.

LEVEL :Intermediate

Anatomy: Chest|Core|Legs|Shoulders

Pose Type: Standing|Twist

Sanskrit: Parivrtta Parsvakonasana, parivrtta = to turn around, revolve, parsva = side, kona = angle

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  • Improves flexibility
  • Strengthens legs and core
  • Improves digestion
  • Stretches the groin, chest, and shoulders


How To

  1. From Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II), with your legs in a Warrior Stance and arms extended inhale to prepare
  2. Exhale, reach your front hand forward and hinge your torso slightly forward
  3. Rest your forearm on top or slightly inside of your front thigh
  4. Extend your top arm up towards the sky, fingers pointing above you
  5. Stack your shoulders on top of each other
  6. Option to reach your top arm up overhead, wrapping your bicep around your ear with your fingers reaching towards the front of your space
  7. Modify or Replace
  8. Rest your bottom hand on a block at any level to add depth without overextending your arms and shoulders
  9. Bring your top hand to rest on your top hip to allow your arm and shoulder to rest

Sequencing Tips



  • Bird of Paradise (Svarga Dvijasana)
  • Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II)
  • Reverse Warrior (Viparita Virabhadrasana)

Teaching Cues

  • Root all four corners of the feet into the floor.
  • Draw the shoulders down the back.
  • Send the tailbone toward the floor.


  • Find a half bind with your top arm wrapping around your lower back to grasp your hip, upper thigh, or a piece of clothing nearby
  • Find a full bind from your half bind by wrapping your bottom arm under your front thigh to bring your hands to meet and interlace behind you

Watch Out For

  • Back heel lifting
  • Shoulder over-extension

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Author: HealthyLife | Posted on: January 9, 2022

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