Yoga has been helping us for several years. In this stress-bound modern world; yoga is no less than a godsend blessing. Every yoga pose from easy to advanced is packed with a lot of health benefits and Parvatasana is no less behind. Parvatasana is an easy yoga pose and a highly important asana in yoga.
Parvatasana means Mountain pose and it is of two types- Standing Mountain Pose called Tadasana, and Seated Mountain Pose called Parvatasana.
Let’s know the wonderful and amazing benefits of Parvatasana.
Parvatasana Steps and Benefits
- Sit on the ground in a Sukhasana or Padmasana position with an erect spine.
- Place the hands on the lap and then interlock the fingers.
- Your palms should be facing towards you.
- Now exhale and stretch your hands up over the head keeping the fingers interlocked.
- Instead of interlocking, you can also fold your hands in a praying position.
- Then pull the torso upwards and stretch as much as you can.
- Hold the position for 30 seconds while breathing normally.
- Release and return to the starting position.
- Unlock fingers, keep the hands aside, stretch the legs in front of you and relax.
Gives a great stretch to the spine
Parvatasana is an easy way to stretch your spine. It also helps in gaining some extra inches during the natural growing age. It also tones the spinal nerves and improves the flow of blood to the spinal region. The stretch helps reduce the back and neck pain and corrects the vertebrae displacement. It also reduces extra fat in the back and waist.
Tones and strengthens the muscles
Seated mountain pose or parvatasana benefits the muscles. The asana tones the abdominal muscles and also stimulates the inner organs in the abdomen and promotes a better functioning of it. It also tones the chest muscles, and strengthens the calf, hamstrings, back, and forearm muscles.
Prevents respiratory conditions
Practicing parvatasana makes the respiration smooth that helps to cure respiratory conditions like asthma, breathlessness, etc. It also helps to develop the breathing practice.
Improves focus and concentration
Practicing this pose increases the blood flow to the brain that improves your ability to concentrate better, helps you stay focused, improves memory, and reduces mental fatigue.
Great for Women
The asana benefits women a lot, as it corrects the sagging, underdevelopment, and enlargement of the breasts. It also restores the natural upper body form of the mothers after the childbirth.
Makes you alert
It happens many times when we, for no reason, feel sleepy and lose interest in doing work. At that time, practice this asana to eliminate the feeling of being bored, sleepy, and lethargic. It makes you alert and attentive, improves mental efficiency, and gives you an optimistic outlook.
Prevents joint problems
The regular practice of this yoga asana prevents the onset of joint and muscles related issues like arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and rheumatic stiffness.
Yoga is not only about mastering the pose. It is about using it as a tool to understand and transform yourself.