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Pose of the Month August Parsva Uttanasana

Updated: Dec 17, 2022



Parsva Uttanasana

Benefits: Practice this after back bends to soothe the lower back.




Stand in Tadasana facing out from from the wall. Rest your hips on the wall and walk your feet forward about 10 inches/25cm away from the wall, so you are sloping the legs back to the wall. Spread the feet so the outer ankles are in line with the outer hips, keep the outer edges of the feet parallel to each other.


Extend forward, keeping the sitting bones 'fixed' on the wall, buttocks broad and the lower back long.


Allow the head to hang. Place your fingertips on the floor either in front of you, or if possible, to the sides of your feet.




Parsva Uttanasana hand to the side


Keeping both buttocks level and in touch with the wall, take hold of your right ankle with your left hand. Place your right hand on the floor to the side of your right foot.

Allow the left side of the lumbar spine to lengthen and stretch.

Repeat on the left.

Return to the center.




Parsva Uttanasana Hand to the Wall