Parsvaika Pada sarvangasana (One Leg All Limbs Supported Pose to the Side) | iHanuman


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Parsvaika Pada sarvangasana

English Name: 
One Leg All Limbs Supported Pose to the Side
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Asana Description: 

Geometry: In this inverted pose, all my limbs are supported on my upper arms and shoulders. The back of my head is on the leg stays in line with the hips and shoulders and one leg extends overhead as in parsva halasana.

From Salamba Sarvangasana:

Keep the left leg straight, turn the right leg out so the toes point to the right.

Exhale and lower the right leg out to the side and down towards the floor or a chair. The left leg remains perpendicular, both legs straight.

Inhale and bring the right leg up and repeat on the other side.


Learn to maintain the pelvis level without shortening the sides of the trunk.

Stretch the vertical leg upright from the groin. Do not allow it to sway to the right.

Lift the waist without allowing the down leg waist to collapse.


Common Problems:

The chest collapses and the back rounds.

The legs are not stretched straight.

The vertical leg moves forward over the head.

The elbows splay wider than the shoulders.

The sides of the waist are not even.


Blood is circulated in the pelvic organs which keeps them toned and healthy. Backaches are relieved. Relieves Constipation.

Beginners Tips: 

Learn to lift the spine and the trunk up especially on the side that you take the leg down.

Learn to be attentive to the body and relax the brain. You should be able to do this pose without tensing the head.

Turn the upper arms inside out so the biceps turn out and the triceps along with the deltoids turn inwards. Raise the sides of the trunk and the trapeziums upward. Push the palms as much as possible downwards. Push the shoulder blades in and raise the legs in Sarvangasana.

Modifications and Props : 

If the errors of the final position cannot be overcome, then the leg, which extends downwards should remain parallel to the floor and the foot may be supported on a chair. Keep the spine firm without allowing it to become convex.


Do not practice inversions during menstruation.

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