My theme for this year’s #atozchallenge is – 26 Yogasana. So brace yourself for 26 days of stretching, backbends and inversions, as I take you along my upside down evenings, sincerely hoping that you will find these posts helpful 🙂
Revolved Side Angle Pose or Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
Let’s twist today!! 😀
I love these revolved yoga twists because after 8 hours of coding-coding-coding at my desk, my back longs for a bit of stretch and a twist. Revolved Side Angle asana also helps in strengthening legs, ankle, and improves balance too.
You can go deeper into the pose by extending your hand upwards, keeping your back foot grounded and moving your other hand in front of the front foot. The below picture shows a slightly gentle variation – my back foot is raised and angled about 45 degrees to help me with the twist.
Revolved Standing Twist or Revolved Hand-to-Big Toe Pose
Here’s another twist that includes balancing, twisting, stretching and strengthening 🙂 Folding the knee helps me in maintaining the balance longer. This pose is a work in progress as I am still trying to improve my twist and alignment. 🙂
The balancing poses are a real test of patience and I feel very difficult to achieve unless you have quietened your mind and are mindful of all your actions – be it breathing, or stretching your leg out.
Disclaimer: I am not an Instructor or Yoga teacher, only a regular Hatha Yoga practitioner who is passionate about fitness. I am writing this series to detail my learning and experience during the practice. Please consult a Physician/Doctor before starting any exercise regime as some of the poses might contradict with your existing medical issues, for example injuries related to spinal cord, knee, ankle, wrists, neck, medical conditions like Migraine, Diabetics, Asthma etc.
Stay Strong and Humble! Namaste 🙂
A: Always Stretch – Anjaneyasana
B: Being a Wannabe Crow
E: Eight Angle Pose
F: Fallen Angel Pose
I : Inversion
J: Janu Sirsasana
L : Lord of the Dance
M: Mermaid Pose
O : Ostrich Pose
P : Can you Plow?
Q: Quarter Dog