Parivrtta Paschimottanasana

Parivrtta: revolved Paschima:west (par-ee-vrt-tah POSH-ee-moh-tan-AHS-anna)

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Parivrtta Uttanasana

ENERGETIC ALIGNMENT

Key Actions: Surya Pada - Mula Bandha - Samana Between elbow and knee

Apana: Tailbone and sitting bones release into the earth. Spine pours over extended legs. Head balances with gravity.

Samana: Ischial bandha grips sitting bones to protect hamstring attachment. Uddiyana engages in to ground the pelvis back and down to lengthen the back of the legs and twist from an anchored pelvis. Scapula wrap in and down the back.

Prana: Sternum spirals open towards the sky. Cobra action in the chest maintains space around the cervical spine.

Vyana: Extended legs radiate through Surya Pada into hand or strap. Spine extends from tail to crown.

Udana: Backbody rises with breath. Back ribs stay open and buoyant.

COMMON MISALIGNMENTS

-Toes turned in or out
-Lack of Vyana through legs
-Kyphosis in spine
-Shoulders rising up to ears
-Tension in cervical spine

ASANA NOTES AND BENEFITS

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THREE PART VINYASA

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