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”

Introduction

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.

Parivrtta Sukhasana, or Revolved Easy Pose in English, is a variation of the Sukhasana or easy pose. This pose is great for warming up the spine and stretching out the hips and glutes. To perform Parivrtta Sukhasana, you’ll need to cross your legs at the ankle so that your opposite ankle is on top of your other knee. From there, place one hand on the opposite knee and twist to the side. Hold for a few breaths before switching sides. Parivrtta Sukhasana is a great pose to do at the beginning of your practice as it can help open up your hips and get you ready for more challenging poses.

Different studies have shown that Yoga is very effective in conditions such as Stress, Anxiety, and depression.

Muscle Focus

Happy Baby Pose focuses on several muscles such as

  • Gluteus
  • Gracilis
  • External and Internal Obliques
  • Neck Muscles (SCM)
  • Back Muscles

Ideal For Health Conditions

  • It helps to relieve tensions in the spine.
  • It releases muscles around the hip joint.
  • Massages digestive organs.
  • Improves Range of Motion (ROM).

Benefits of Parivrtta Sukhasana or Revolved Easy Pose:

1.  Improves Digestion

Practicing revolved easy pose is a great way of improving digestion. The twisting in the pose massages the abdominal organs, which helps stimulate digestion.

2.  It has Restorative Effects

This pose is especially beneficial for pregnant women and those who have just given birth. It helps restore the body after delivery by stretching out the hips and spine.

3. Stretches Upper Back and Spine

The twisting motion of Parivrtta Sukhasana also stretches the upper back and spine. This can help increase flexibility in these areas and reduce tension and stress.

4.  Energizes Spine

The spinal twist in Parivrtta Sukhasana helps energize the spine and promote a sense of calm.

5.  Reduces Stress, Anxiety, and Fatigue

Parivrtta Sukhasana is a very calming pose that can help reduce stress, anxiety, fatigue, and tension while also improving focus. It’s perfect for doing at the end of your yoga practice as part of your relaxation routine.

6. Tones Oblique Muscles

The twisting motion involved in Parivrtta Sukhasana also tones the oblique muscles. This can help improve balance and stability.

7.  Prevents Flatulence

The pose helps to stimulate digestion and prevent flatulence.

8.  Therapeutic for Sciatica

Parivrtta Sukhasana is often recommended as a therapeutic pose for those suffering from sciatica. The stretch in the hips and spine can help relieve pain and discomfort.

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.

Variations

  • Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
  • Sukhasana with Lateral Stretch (Easy Pose with Lateral Stretch)

Preparatory Pose

  • Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
  • Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose)

Beginner’s Tips

  • If you’re a beginner, Parivrtta Sukhasana might be difficult to do. You can use blocks under each knee for support and try not to overstretch.
  • Place your hands on the floor beside your hips while keeping them parallel with one another (this will help keep balance).
  • Try twisting toward opposite direction than where legs are crossed – meaning if the right leg is crossed over left then twist left side first before twisting another way so that both sides get stretched evenly.

How to do Revolved Easy Pose

  • Step one – Sit in an Easy Pose.
  • Step two –  Cross legs at ankles and place them to the side.
  • Step three – Press palms together in front of the chest, then bring hands down so that they rest on knees with fingers pointing toward the floor. Parivrtta Sukhasana is a very calming pose that can help reduce stress, anxiety, fatigue, and tension while also improving focus. It’s perfect for doing at the end of your yoga practice as part of your relaxation routine.
  • Step four – Turn the torso slightly away from the crossed leg by shifting weight onto the outer hip bone (the one closest to where you’re sitting).
  • Step five – Twist torso further until shoulder blades are touching each other behind back Parivrtta Sukhasana
  • Step six – Keep holding this pose while breathing deeply, Parivrtta Sukhasana.

Mental Benefits of Revolved Easy Pose

  • Improves focus.
  • Reduces stress, anxiety, fatigue, and tension.
  • Prepares you for the meditative practices.

Bottom Line

So there you have it! Some of the many benefits of practicing Parivrtta Sukhasana or Revolved Easy Pose. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi, this pose is a great way to start your practice or wind down at the end of the day. Parivrtta Sukhasana or Revolved Easy Pose is a great pose to do at the beginning of your yoga practice. It warms up the spine, stretches out the hips and glutes, and has restorative effects on the body. This pose is also known for its calming effects, which can help reduce stress and anxiety. Parivrtta Sukhasana is a great pose for everyone, whether you’re just starting out or have been practicing yoga for years.

1 sources
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4097914/
Meera Watts
Meera Watts is a yoga teacher, entrepreneur, and mom. Her writing on yoga and holistic health has appeared in Elephant Journal, Yoganonymous, OMtimes, and others. She’s also the founder and owner of Siddhi Yoga International, a yoga teacher training school based in Singapore. Siddhi Yoga runs intensive, residential trainings in India (Rishikesh, Goa, and Dharamshala), Indonesia (Bali), and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur).

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