jathara = stomach
parivrtta = to revolve around
tan = to stretch or to go beyond
Revolved Abdomen Pose
Also known as: Reclined Twist
Most students enjoy this pose at the end of their practice as a transition into relaxation or meditation. But it also can be practiced earlier in your practice if you are feeling fatigued or your lower back is stiff or tight, such as after a long airplane flight. – Judith Lasater
- The traditional version of Revolved Abdomen Pose is practiced with straight legs, requiring very strong abdominals.
- Bent knee and one-leg variations with or without propping offer tension release without the strength required of the full pose.
- Jathara Parivartanasanaand its variations “are especially beneficial for learning to elongate the spine without having to lift against the gravitational pull, as we do in seated twists.” (Rama Jyoti Vernon)