Parivrittaikapada Sirshasana

Parivrittaikapada Sirshasana

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Parivritta means revolved, turned round. Eka means one and pada the leg. In Parivrittaikapada Sirshasana, the legs are spread apart and the trunk and legs are then turned sideways on either side, while maintaining the balance without disturbing the position of the head or the hands.

Parivrittaikapada Sirshasana


  1. After completing Parsva Sirshasana, spread the legs apart, move the right leg forward and the left leg back evenly. Then exhale, twist the spine to the left so that the legs move sideways clockwise through 90 degrees.
  2. After turning sideways, keep the legs poker stiff by tightening the hamstring muscles, knees and calves.
  3. Spread the legs still wider and stay in that position from 20 to 30 seconds trying to breathe normally.
  4. Exhale; come to the straight Salamba Sirshasana 1. Now, move the left leg forward and the right leg back, twist the spine to the right so that the legs move sideways anti-clockwise through 90 degrees. Stay in. that position for the same length of time. Exhale and return to Salamba Sirshasana 1.

Effects of Parivrittaikapada Sirshasana

Parivrittaikapada Sirshasana develops the leg muscles and tones the kidneys, bladder, prostate and intestines.

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