Parvathasana (Sitting) Posture

The word “parvatha” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “mountain” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.

Steps To Be Followed:

  • Sit in sukhasana or padmasana.
  • Now keep your hands stretched infront of your chest, interlock your fingers, palms facing towards the chest.
  • Now exhaling lift your hands above your head.
  • Stretch your spine as much as you can.
  • Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
  • Now slowly release your palms, place your hand beside your body and relax.

Benefits:

  • It helps in improving blood circulation to the body.
  • It helps in relieving pain in back and neck muscles.
  • It helps in reducing the respirstory problems like asthma.
  • It helps in improving memory and concentration.
  • It helps in increasing the height as it stimulates the growth hormone.

Contra-Indications:

Acute knee pain, Vertigo, Frozen shoulder

Disclaimer:- Please practice under the supervision of Yoga Teacher/ Yoga expert