Parvatasana is a simple Yogasana that is performed in a seated pose.
This is considered in Ashtanga yoga series. It is a very simple asana while doing this asana, the shape of a body becomes like a mountain, due to this we call it the seated mountain yoga.
Parvatsana is the Yogic exercises or postures which means Asana is a Yoga Posture that is beneficial for both mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.
The name Parvatasana comes from the Sanskrit words where Parvata, means “mountain,” and asana, meaning “yoga posture”. As the name suggests, it is simply translated as Seated Mountain Pose. The pose has three variations. Performing the seated pose is recommended those who are unable to do the standing pose. The standing pose is also called Tadasana.
In seated mountain pose, the legs are grounded in Padmasana, or lotus pose, the whole of the upper body is stretched upwards.
How to do Parvatsana
- First, sit on the floor in Dandasana Position (staff pose) with legs stretched in front of you and hands kept freely beside the body.
- Now, sit in the action of Padmasan means that your right leg is on the left thigh and the left leg is on the right thigh. (cross-legged pose)
- After this, inhaling slow and deep about 3 seconds and join the palms in namaskar mudra and stretch the hands upward over the head.
- Now pull the body and hands well upwards with keeping your hips on the floor and feel the deep stretch in the body.
- Maintain the final pose for 30-40 seconds.
- With the breathing normally and then release the pose and slowly return to the starting pose.
Benefit of Parvatsana
Parvatsana has a lot of mental and physical benefits.
- The health benefits of Parvatasana are improved body balance and posture.
- The practice of Seated Mountain Pose works to the spine and straightens the muscles of the back and enhances the functioning of the internal organs.
- When you practice this regularly, then your body becomes strong and the looseness of the body also gets removed.
- Parvatsana also removes tension in the shoulders and back.
- This asana benefits both men and women alike, and full benefit can be obtained in the disease of premature ejaculation.
- Parvatsana is very effective for the strength of the shoulders. And the power of the legs also increases.
- Apart from that, this pose also activates the heart chakra which helps one to feel sensations of deep love and peace.
Precautions of Parvatsana
Parvatsana may be good for your health, but here are some precautions that Anantasana will bring about.
- According to the experts, this asana is considered best when yogi practised early in the morning. Mornings are preferred as the food is digested as well as the body has the energy to perform the asana. Due to some reason, you cannot practice it in the morning, you can practice this asana in the evening as well. But at least keep 3-5 hour gap between your practice and meal.
- Don’t practice this pose’s full extension in case you have carpal tunnel syndrome since it places much stress on hands and the wrists. Rather, modify this posture by resting the forearms on the ground instead of holding your body up with the hands.
- When you do this asana, you should not be bowed down at your hands, keep your waist and hands fingers straight.
- During practice, if you find any pain or discomfort, please exit the pose and ask for the expert’s guidance and doctor’s advice.