Uthihita Parsvakonasana – How To Do And Benefits

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Life is too short for you to sit and mourn about the sad days of flab build ups and indigestion’s, about stunted hair growths and depressions and mostly, uncontrolled feelings. Believe it or not, with yoga there is a solution for everything. Often depression and emotions are linked to unhealthy body.

Uthihita parsvakonasana

An unhealthy body broods a sad human and to top things off, the flab buildup that you so carefully had it in control during your 20s, now gave up on you. This is why in today’s topic, we shall talk about the varsities and benefits of one such yoga amongst the many in the lot. Even though the catalogue will spoil you with choices, let’s make baby steps into taking one at a time. The name for today is Uthihita parsvakonasana.

How To Do it?

The Uthihita parsvakonasana is also known by its English name as the Extended Side Angle Pose. This is one of the many yoga names that literally stand for their final stance, usually the name imitating the final position. Fortunately, this is one of the easy ones and can be performed by beginners without any difficulty.

However, to master it, practice should be consistently maintained. Also, as a word of caution, if you have a broken hip or soft marrow, it is better that you opt out of it since the marrow twisting into your waist might be fatal for you if gone wrong. Also, it’s better performed with an empty stomach so keeping that in mind let’s begin out yoga steps.

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Standing on your yoga mat take a deep breath and let it out, straightening your spine in the ordeal. Your neck should be aligned with the spine as you look forward locking your gaze in. Now lift one foot of the floor and place it a few steps ahead of you. This can be either of your legs, here let’s just say the right.

Your left leg should still be straight as you form a soft inverted V with your lower body. The spacing between the two legs should be enough to create a soft stretch but not too much discomfort. Now start bending down moving your body forward your left leg still straight as your right leg bends down all the way till the thighs are parallel to the ground, your foot and the knee joint centrally aligned.

Resting only your stomach on your knee now make a slight twist to the other side. Since your right leg is up here, we shall twist to the right. As you use your right arm as a base of support swing your left arm up and over your head keeping it straight. You will now feel a slight stretch as you move the arm backwards, your neck tilting alongside. Lock the position for some good seconds before releasing.

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How Does it Help Us?

  • As you stretch out your lower limbs, you are unknowingly partaking in a leg workout which will not only firm and tone them but also stretch them out. A few months into this yoga and soon you will feel a few inches being added to your torso length.
  • The stretching is not limited to the lower body only as the stretching up your waist also stretches out your upper body which once again is a good height increasing technique.
  • You can now avoid unnecessary cardiac arrests with this stance. When you stretch your arms up, you will definitely feel a soft stretch in your arm that would mean that your heart muscles are being put to over work clearing out the clogged arteries and ventricles.
  • This is also a good intestinal exercise where your abdomen now twisted and stretched gives a good workout to the organs within resulting in proper digestion and increased metabolism.

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