Parsvottanasana (Intense Side Stretch / Pyramid)
“parsva” = flank or side
“uttana” = intense stretch
Intense Side Stretch Posture
Also known as: Pyramid Pose
Heart of Pose
- Asymmetrical Forward Bend
- Challenging pose; requires concentration.
- Balance is challenged due to narrowness of base, need for outer hip muscles to be both long and active, and inability to use eyes to help with balance. (Leslie Kaminoff)
- See Cautions for low back, hamstrings and knees.