Parsvakonasana is a part of the primary series of Ashtanga yoga and key components of other styles of yoga. The name comes from the Sanskrit, parsva, meaning side or flank, kona, meaning angle, and asana, meaning posture. The parsvakonasana poses both require balance and flexibility. Yoga Journal claims that the practice of this asana improves and strengthens the legs, knees, and ankles. Twisting is a way to cleanse and reduce stress within the abdominal area. By incorporating this pose into practice, concentration, balance and stamina improve greatly.
Benefits and Limitations of the asana:
Standard Benefits: Physical Level:
Strengthen legs, calf muscles, knees, thighs, shoulders, strengthen spine and spinal columns, activate function of abdominal organs
Standard Benefits: Mental Level:
Improves will power, confidence, concentration, intelligence, memory power etc.,
Expands the thorax, prevents backpain, strengthens knee and thigh muscles, stimulates intestinal peristalsis.
People suffering hypertension and hypotension, any surgery, slip disc, ladies menses period, pregnant ladies should avoid the asana. People with heart problems, arthritic problems avoid the posture