Parivrtta Sukhasana (Revolved Easy Pose)

English Name(s)

Parivrtta Sukhasana

Revolved Easy Pose

Parivrtta Vajrasana

Revolved Thunderbolt Pose

Sanskrit

परिवृत्तसुखासन  / Parivr̥tta Sukhāsana

परिवृत्तवज्रासन / Parivr̥tta Vajrāsana

Pronunciation

par-ee-vrit-TAH soo-KAH-suh-nuh

par-ee-vrit-TAH vaj-RAHS-uh-nuh

Meaning

parivrtta: “to turn around/revolve”
sukha: “easy/comfortable”
vajra: “thunderbolt/diamond”
āsana: “posture”

Physical Benefits

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.

Energetic Benefits

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.

Contraindications

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.

Going into the Pose

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