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Revolved Side Angle With Prayer Hands

Strike a Yoga Pose: Revolved Side Angle With Prayer Hands

So you've mastered Warrior 1 and you're ready for something more difficult. Give this variation of Rotated Side Angle a try. Since your hands are pressed together in prayer position, it really challenges your sense of balance and strengthens your quads.

Sanskrit Name: Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
English Translation: Revolved Side Angle Pose
Also Called: Rotated Side Angle Pose
  • Place both hands and feet on the mat, coming into Downward Facing Dog. Step your right foot forward between your hands. Lift your arms up, and press your palms together coming into Warrior 1.
  • Now lower your elbows toward your chest and rotate your torso to the right, crossing your left elbow over your right thigh. Actively press your left tricep into your right quad to lift your chest as high as you can. Gaze over your right shoulder and hold for five breaths.
  • Then release your hands to the mat, step your right foot back and come back into Down Dog. Then repeat this pose on the left side.
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Fitness Fitness 7 years
redsilkshoes - Ooh, I'll have to try that.
MissKris02 MissKris02 7 years
That looks like it feels really good!
redsilkshoes redsilkshoes 7 years
I love this pose too. I like to flow it with Warrior III in a fast moving vinyasa, believe it or not. It will get the heartrate up and the legs burning, not to mention strengthen the core.
Marlovestar Marlovestar 7 years
I love this pose, it works the whole body but does not hurt the wrists the way downward dog does sometimes.
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