PARIVRTTA PARSVAKONASANA | REVOLVED SIDE ANGLE POSE
We’re ending the year with Parivrtta Parsvakonasana (Revolved Side Angle Pose) as our Pose of the month for December. With all that Christmas food coming it’s a great pose to take a deep and strong twist whilst also strengthening the legs and stretching out chest and shoulders. Traditionally the back heel should be on the ground like Virabhadrasana I, but if it’s not available you can modify by lifting up the back heel. The hand that is on the floor is placed outside of the front foot, but can be modified with the hand on a block or move the hand to the inside of the leg. Make sure to really lengthen that top arm overhead so the arm comes besides the ear to feel the full stretch along the whole side of the body. And most importantly remember to utilise the breath to keep extending and revolving.