The Sanskrit name for this pose, “Parivrtta Prasarita Padottanasana” (PAHR-ee-VREE-tah prah-suh-REE-tuh pah-doh-tahn-AHS-uh-nuh), comes from six words: “Parivrtta” — meaning “revolved”, “Prasarita” — meaning “spread” or “expanded”, “Pada” — meaning “foot” or “leg”, “Ut” — meaning “intense”, “Tan” — meaning “to stretch”, “Asana” — meaning “pose”
Did you know that with regular practice of this pose you are developing stretched hamstrings, calves, hips, lower back & spine, deepening hips opening, stretched and strengthened upper back & shoulders, as well getting relief from neck and shoulder tension and detoxifying your digestive organs. This pose overall teaches you calming the mind down and leading it away from your to-do lists.
Be careful and avoid this pose if you have a herniated disc or sciatica,if you have low blood pressure, migraines, or vertigo and pick right modification, if you have neck injuries
Pose simplicity allows for all levels students to discover toning, stretching and concentration due to variety of ways and modifications as well pose transitions.
There are lots of information about how to perform this pose and lots of yoga pose encyclopedias. If you will attend my classes you will get my interpretation of pose and modifications. Please come back to me if you need any support with technique, questions & etc.
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All the best with yoga practice!