Parivrtta Padangusthasana

Parivrtta: revolved Pada: foot Angustha: big toe (par-ee-vrt-tah pah-don-GOO-stah-sa-na)

RELATED ASANAS

Supta Parivrtta Padangustasana, Parivrtta Krounchasana

ENERGETIC ALIGNMENT

Key Actions: Surya Pada - Mula Bandha - Parallel Hips - Outer Edge of Foot to Hand Samana Vyana Relationship

Apana: Pada Bandha in standing foot. Sitting bone of the extended leg. Tailbone lengthens towards standing heel. Scapula soften down the back.

Samana: Lifted foot presses into the hand to initiate greater rotation of the upper body. Mula bandha helps the hips remain level, and becomes the anchor for Uddiyana Bandha supporting the extension of the spine.

Prana: Sternum lifts skward. Cobra action in the chest expands the heart center from the inside.

Vyana: Expand across the collarbones. Reach wide through the arms. Press out through Surya Pada in the extended leg.

Udana: Backbody rises with breath, skull floats up and forward as an extension of the spine.

COMMON MISALIGNMENTS

-Uneven hips
-Rounded spine
-Shoulders lifted toward ears
-Bent standing leg

ASANA NOTES AND BENEFITS

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