Pyramid Pose, Intense Side Stretch Pose or Parsvottanasana in Sanskrit (‘Parsva’ means ‘Side’, ‘Ut’ means ‘intense’ and ‘tan’ means to ‘extend, stretch or lengthen’) is an intermediate-level standing posture that involves a deep forward fold that helps to stretch hip muscles and hamstrings and lengthen the spine.
Assuming Pyramid Pose requires aligning both the heels sidewise separating the legs and joining the hands in reverse prayer pose or simply placing them on the mat in one line with the leg that goes forward. This is followed by bending the torso so that the head touches the shin of the front leg.
Benefits and Contraindications
Calms the brain and flush the sinuses with mild inversion.
Stretches the spine, hip muscles and hamstrings
Strengthens the legs and spine.
Recent back surgery
High or low blood pressure.
Low back pathologies.
Ankle, knee, or hip injury.
Shoulder injury (if taking hands behind the back)
Photo poses in different angles
Frequently Asked Questions
Modifications & Variations
- Pyramid Pose Hands On Blocks
- Pyramid Pose Hands in Reverse Prayer Pose
- Pyramid Pose With A Front Knee Slightly Bent
- Pyramid Pose with Torso Parallel to the Ground
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