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

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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