Yoga Pose: Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana
When ever i post this yoga pose on my social media, people misunderstand it for a pervertic pose. it is actually one of the most important yoga poses for an overall body workout. the information bellow will change your perspective of this pose if you ever thought it was anything other than a Compass yoga pose.
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Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana is a seated Yoga pose and it is an intense asana coz it stretches out your hamstrings and opens up your shoulders. It is performed by advanced practitioners because Compass Pose is a very challenging Yoga pose. Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana needs patience and reverence. Before performing this pose, your body needs a good warm up (warm up of hamstrings, groin, hips, spine, and shoulders). Before trying this Yoga pose, practice some warm up Asana such as Surya Namaskar then go for this Yoga pose. Without warming up your body don’t attempt this Asana
In this Parivrtta means revolved, turned around; Surya represents the solar, sun; Yantra stands for device or instrument and the meaning of Asana is seat, pose or posture. When you perform Compass Pose, your body looks like an instrument same as Compass, so that’s why this asana named so.
Preparatory Yoga Poses: – Janu Sirasana, Uttanasana, Prasarita Padottanasana
Follow up Yoga Poses: – Parivrtta Janu Sirasana
Another Name: – The Compass Pose
Level of Asana: – Advanced
Steps of Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana
(This Yoga pose is an advanced pose and needs lots of strength and flexibility in hamstrings. So try to lift and hold your leg as much as you are comfortable. May be you are unsuccessful in the first time, not to worry about this; with daily practice will make you better and better day by day. As we mentioned earlier, body warm up is essential for this, so precede the pose with good warm-up Asana like Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar). Use a yoga strap for knee support and breathing properly during the Asana).
Benefits of the Compass Pose (Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana)
Avoid Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana (The Compass Pose), in back, neck or knee injury. Don’t go beyond over your capabilities. Breathe deeply in each step.