Yoga with Paulina: Parivrtta Parsvakonasana

Pose of the Month: Awakening in March with Parivrtta Parsvakonasana

As March unfolds and nature awakens from its winter slumber, our bodies too crave a rejuvenating practice. This month, we explore the revitalizing Parivrtta Parsvakonasana, a twist that harmonizes with the season, promoting detoxification and renewal. Join us in discovering the intricacies of this pose, its myriad benefits, precautions to consider, and a special invitation to incorporate it into your yoga routine.



Follow these steps to embrace the energizing twist of Parivrtta Parsvakonasana:

  • Begin in a standing position, with feet hip-width apart.
  • Step your right foot back into a lunge position, keeping the left knee directly above the ankle.
  • Place your right hand on the mat or a block on the inside of the left foot.
  • Inhale deeply, lengthening the spine, and on the exhale, twist your torso to the left, bringing the left hand toward the ceiling.
  • Gaze up at the left hand, keeping the neck in a neutral position.
  • Hold the pose for 30 seconds to a minute, breathing steadily.
  • To release, unwind the twist and return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side.


  • Detoxification: Twisting poses like Parivrtta Parsvakonasana stimulate the digestive organs, aiding in the elimination of toxins and promoting a healthy detoxification process.
  • Strengthens Legs and Core: This pose engages the muscles in the legs and core, enhancing stability and overall strength.
  • Improves Spinal Flexibility: The rotational aspect of the pose contributes to increased spinal flexibility, reducing stiffness.
  • Releases stored emotions: 


While Parivrtta Parsvakonasana offers numerous benefits, it may not be suitable for everyone. Exercise caution or avoid the pose if you:

  • Have recent or chronic back injuries.
  • Experience high or low blood pressure.
  • Are pregnant (modify the pose or avoid the twist).
  • Have hip or knee issues.

Always listen to your body and consult with a yoga instructor or healthcare professional if needed.


Incorporating Parivrtta Parsvakonasana into your March yoga practice can be a delightful way to sync with the season’s energy. As nature blossoms, let your body experience its own awakening through this detoxifying and invigorating pose.

For a guided practice incorporating Parivrtta Parsvakonasana and more, join me on my YouTube channel. Subscribe now and stay tuned for our upcoming online yoga session where we’ll explore this pose and other rejuvenating sequences to align your practice with the spirit of March. 

Embrace the awakening within!