Seated Splits Revolved


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Parivrtta Upavistha Konasana

Translation: Revolved Seated Angle Pose

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From a seated position open the legs out diagonally. Remaining sideways stretch the side of the body by leaning down to one leg.


If you are a beginner the posture can be performed quite easily. If you need a little support put the hand you see in the picture opposite down on the mat.


You may want to stretch the arm out straight even if you are flexible enough to grab. It gives a different stretch and strengthens the shoulder muscles.


Point the toes, heels or ball points of the toes. Extending energy through the heel of the leg you are leaning away from can really help bring the back of the leg down to the floor. It naturally lifts a little due to muscles in the hips and along the side of the torso. For this reason extending through the heel in this opposite leg is one of the better options.


Look sideways or up. Rotating the spine and looking up will aid in the twist.


Push the back of the knees down to straighten the legs more when you are down.


The leg on the side you are stretching naturally turns out. It will allow out to twist more when it is open but you may want to straighten it to bring the fundamentals of Tadasana (The mountain pose) to the leg.


There is lots of ways the arms can be configured. Mudras can be formed with the hands and the foot can be held in a number of different ways.


Vinyasa Yoga Sequencing and Flowing
Vinyasa Yoga postures to transition from and to:

Paschimottasana Yoga Posture Janu Sirsasana Janu Sirsasana yoga pose handstand scorpion Yoga Posture Janu Sirsasana Yoga Posture Janu Sirsasana Yoga Posture Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana Shooting Bow Pose Balasana child pose Virasana Hero Pose Navasana boat pose Yoga Posture Kapotasana Yoga Posture Kapotasana Yoga Posture Kapotasana Downward Facing Kapotasana Yoga Posture hanumanasana Yoga Posture yoga position asana handstand scorpion Yoga Posture supta konasana Baddha Konasana Bound Angle Pose Yoga Posture Upavistha konasana Downward Facing Dog pose Shooting Bow Pose

Paschimottasana Janu Sirsasana Eka Pada Upavistha Parivrttasana ,
Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana
Janu Sirsasana
Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana
Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana
Parivrrta Janu Sirsasana
Balasana Virasana Navasana Salamba Kapotasana Kapotasana Ardha Kapotasana ,
Adho Muka Kapotasana
Hanumanasana Halasana Yoganidrasana Supta Konasana Baddha Konasana ,
Upavistha Konasana,
Parsva Upavistha Konasana Akarna Dhanurasanawhite space


Yoga Teacher Tips
A nice time to blend these postures is before and after hip openers. Almost all students can enter this posture so it is a good choice for a side stretch.


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