Yoga Pose Cards
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Yoga posture - Parivrtta Upavisthasana
Translation: Revolving Seated Pose
From a seated position bend the knees to the chest. Then take them down to the left or right.
The foot is placed on the inner part of the other leg. The shoulders are then rotated which allows the chest to open.
Both arms are used to aid in the rotation. One is placed on the leg the other is grounded.
Look in the direction of the twist or in the other direction. Twisting the
neck and turning one way and then the other feels very good also.
Come on to the finger tips or the ball points of the hand. (The one that's grounded.) This will allow the side of the body to stretch more.
Spinal twists help to maintain good flexibility. The ability to rotate the body increases. It can also help to maintain good spinal alignment.
Inner knee muscles in the back leg get stretched as well as shoulder muscles on
the supporting arm.
The above variation of Bharadwajasana provides a good knee and hip stretch. The foot or big toe
can also be held. Manipulate postures so that they have effects in a number of
different areas. Bharadwaja is the name of a Vedic sage. In the original pose
the upper body twists the opposite way. They are good to do in combination
twisting one way then the other.