Revolved Easy Pose
Revolved Thunderbolt Pose
परिवृत्तसुखासन / Parivr̥tta Sukhāsana
परिवृत्तवज्रासन / Parivr̥tta Vajrāsana
parivrtta: “to turn around/revolve”
Parivrtta Sukhasana (par-ee-vrit-TAH soo-KAH-suh-nuh) and Parivrtta Vajrasana (par-ee-vrit-TAH vaj-RAHS-uh-nuh) give the same physical benefits of the twists mentioned before, just with different hand and leg positions, which reduce or intensify the effects to cater to people of different conditions and abilities.
As with all twists, these poses reduce stress and anxiety. By “wringing” out the body, they not only release any energetic blockages around the body, but also stimulate the upward spiraling movement of energy.
Those with knee and ankle issues are advised against Parivrtta Vajrasana. Those with back issues are advised to practice gently with care and not over-exert in the poses. Sit on a folded blanket to keep the spine erect.