Twisted Forward Stretch/ Parivrtta Uttanasana
- Steps 1
Now, inhale and grab hold of the outer side of your left foot (or ankle, heal, calf) with your right hand
- Steps 2
Twist the torso towards the left side, extend the left arm to the back at the shoulder level
- Steps 3
Turn the head to the back and gaze over the left shoulder at your left palm
- Steps 4
Keep your knees and back straight
- Steps 5
Hold the pose for 5 breaths
- Steps 6
Exhale; straighten your head and Torso
- Steps 7
Release your left hand and bring the left leg down on the floor
- Steps 8
Repeat on the other side
- Steps 9
Precautions: People with back complaints or a displaced coccyx should not practice this asana.
This pose helps in improving the flexibility of hip joints, toning abdominal muscles, strengthening arms and spine muscles. The gentle twist of the lower back strengthens the lower back muscles. Let's look at the steps: Sit down on the floor with your legs outstretched, feet together.
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