Revolved Side Angle Pose | Parivrtta Parsvakonasana

posted by Nancy Nelson

This month, we are focusing on Parivrtta Parsvakonasana or Revolved Extended Side Angle Pose. Here’s what IYS 200 Hour Graduate, Michelle (pictured) had to say about this posture…

“My favorite thing about this pose is it challenges me every time I get into it. Some days my balance is the challenge, while other days it is the tightness in my hips or my core. It hits all of my problem areas and makes me feel great after. It is a pose I can tell the differences in each side of my body and gives me something to work towards.”


  • Back foot lifted (pictured) or heel down at 45 degrees (like Warrior 1)
  • Hand on a block, arms at heart center or arms spread wide

Revolved Side Angle Pose Revolved Side Angle Pose

Build into the pose

  • Seated Wide Leg Fold, Bound Angle
  • Sun Salutations
  • Revolved Low Lunge, Revolved Triangle
  • Standing Poses: Warrior 1, humble warrior, warrior 2, side angle, chair pose, etc.

Revolved Side Angle Pose Revolved Side Angle Pose


Cool down from the pose

  • Forward Folds (such as paschimottanasana or uttanasana)
  • Backbends (such as camel pose, bridge pose, or bow pose)

Benefits of Revolved Extended Side Angle

  • Strengthens and deepens flexibility in the body (especially the legs, core, knees and ankles)
  • Nice release for the groin, spine, chest & lungs, shoulders
  • Stimulates abdominal organs
  • Builds endurance
  • Enhances balance in the body and mind
  • Helps with digestion and elmination


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