Pose, Steps and Benifits of Parsvottanasana

Parsvottanasana Meaning

  • “Parsva” means “side” or “flank”
  • “Ut” means “intense”
  • “Tan” means “to stretch”
  • “Asana” means “pose”

Benefits of Parsvottanasana

  • Stretching Shoulders &hamstrings.
  • Builds balance.
  • Calms the mind
  • Improve Postural habits.
  • Stretches hips, Chest and Spine.
  • Improve Digestion.
  • Improve Flexibility.

Single-leg forward bend Pose

parsvottanasana pose

Steps :-

1. Initially, the half section is strong, you should Tadasana, or mountain forms of yoga after being out of breath easily   switch between the legs and between 3-5 meters. So keep your hands firmly on each side and tighten the left foot 60 degrees to the left and right foot 90 degrees to the right.

2. You are right heel parallel rather than in the left heel, and strengthen your legs and try the right thigh. And to ensure that the center of the patella, and right knee, according to his right ankle.

3. Once this is achieved, respiratory and turn the upper body to the right side of the front of the hips in front of a yoga mat.

4. Breathe again in the groin, let your upper body forward on the right leg so that the fingers on both sides of the right foot on the ground. Then, pull the thigh and the expansion of the upper body forward, lift the upper part of the sternum

5. Hold this position, make sure the front leg moves from the hip to the floor and the steering arm on the page, that you keep the effect outer thighs.

6. On the basis of a big toe and the heel of the front foot should be placed on the ground and the front legs should be discontinued in order to achieve a deep pan.

7. Must re after the head and torso of the soil line 2-3 breath, then exhale change the concentration to the left.

Parsvottanasana Video (Single-leg forward bend)


Before doing any asana you must know your health. When you feels pain while doing any asanas then you have to stop it immediately. A trained instructor can guide you in a better way.