Parvatasana Variation

Published: 30th September 2015 03:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2015 03:31 AM   |  A+A-

By Akshar

How to practise

■  Kneel down on your palms and knees

■  Palms exactly in line with shoulders

■  Inhale and lift knees up bringing your body forward in plank

■  Grip the floor with toes and keep the knees straight

■  It is important to keep back straight with wrists, elbows and shoulders in a straight line

■  Arms should be kept straight right below shoulders

■  Now slowly lift the pelvis up bit higher to be in line with shoulders with the support of feet on toes

■  The head is in between both the arms. Legs and arms should be straight

■  Body weight should be equally distributed between hands and feet

■  In the final pose, it forms a inverted V alphabet

■  Focus gaze downwards and breathe rhythmically and stay in the pose for 20 - 30 seconds

■  Relax and repeat the pose  3 - 4 times


■  Opens and stretches shoulders, spine and chest

■  Strengthens wrists, arms, shoulders and leg muscles

■  Helps energise mind and body, relieving stress and depression

■  Therapeutic for sciatica and flat feet

■  Stimulates abdominal organs

■  Improves digestion

■  Improves posture

■  Therapeutic for asthma and increases lung capacity

■  Improves flexibility of spine

■  Strengthens thighs and helps in mobilisation of hamstrings

■  Helps prevent osteoporosis

■  Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause

■  Instills the feeling of positivity with increase in confidence

■  Therapeutic for high blood pressure

■  Develops a sense of inner equilibrium and harmony.

■  Relieves headache, insomnia, back pain, and fatigue

■  Helps to relax the entire body

Caution- Practitioners with shoulder or wrist injury must proceed very gently.

— Grand Master Akshar

Akshar Power Yoga  Academy, #4004,

100 Feet Road Indiranagar


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