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Parvatasana yoga pose and Parvatasana benefits

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The meaning of the Sanskrit term, ‘Parvata’, is ‘mountain’. During this asana, the body of the practitioner resembles that of a mountain peak. The arms are raised high above the head with the fingers joined together and the palms pointing outwards.


Methodology of Parvatasana Yoga

  • To perform Parvatasana you will have to assume the Padmasana posture.
  • The fingers will have to be locked firmly.
  • Slowly inhale deeply.
  • Stretch the arms.
  • Bring the finger-lock overhead and keep it vertically above the head.
  • But neither raise your knees nor rise from the seat.
  • Turn up your palms overhead.
  • Exhale.
  • Once again inhale.
  • Stretch upwards the arms from the shoulder blades.
  • Stretch the trunk to the optimum level.
  • Hold your breath and remain in this posture for 10 seconds.
  • Slowly complete the exhalation in five seconds.
  • Resume the starting position.

Here’s a variation

  • You can also perform Parvatasana without forming the fingerlock.
  • Just join together the palms.
  • Keep the fingers pointed upwards above the head.
  • The entire hands from the shoulder blades onwards will be stretched to their maximum levels.

Parvatasana Yoga Asanas

Advantages of Parvatasana Yoga

  • The back muscles of your diaphragm are strengthened.
  • This asana rectifies breathing problems.
  • The chest is extended to its entire extent.
  • The lungs also expands its capacity.
  • The balancing power of the body increases.
  • The physique becomes slim.
  • Parvatasana pulls up the muscles in the abdomen, pelvis and the sides.
  • The spine and ribs are extended.
  • The hips are loosened.
  • The generally inactive waist is exercised.
  • Parvatasana cuts down excess flab from the abdomen, tummy, hips and the waist.

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