Prenatal Yoga – Parvatasana
‘Parvat’ in sanskrit means ‘Mountain’ and ‘Asana’ means ‘Pose’. Parvatasana means mountain pose. The body is thought to resemble a mountain. There are many mental and physical benefits of parvatasana, including concentration.
How to do Parvatasana?
- Sit in Sukhasana, Padmasana or Varjrasana.
- Sit erect, chin parallel to the floor, arms on the sides.
- Inhaling raise both your arms upwards and join the palms.
- Exhaling return to the start position.
Till When (Pregnant Ladies): Throughout pregnancy.
Benefits Of Parvatasana:
- The chest and trunk muscles get strengthened.
- Relieves backaches.
- Corrects postural defects.
- Helps in oxygenation to the body.
- It gives natural massage to the heart and lungs.
- It helps to relieves all digestive problems.
- It helps to strengthen thighs and legs.
- It pulls up all the abdominal, pelvic and side muscles.
- Reduces extra fat from the waist and back.
- It tones the abdominal muscles and hence stimulates the inner organs of the abdomen.
- It improves the ability to stay focused.
- It stimulates the heart chakra.
- Helps in concentration.
- Very good asana for asthma patients.
- Knee problems.
- Frozen shoulder.
- Severe back problems or injury.
- Ankle surgery or injury.
- Cervical Spondylitis.
Note: This asana can be practiced by holding of breath, i.e., Inhale 3 counts- Hold the breath for 6 counts, exhale 3 counts.
*PREGNANT WOMEN, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE & CARDIAC PATIENTS SHOULD NOT hold the breath.
Love & Light to One & All,
Namita Varma Manjrekar.