Mental Benefits of Parvatasana
Parvatasana is a whole body stretch that allows good blood circulation, creating several benefits.
· It increases circulation to the brain
· It brings a revitalizing and refreshing sensation reducing mental fatigue
· Improves memory and concentration
Physical Benefits of Parvatasana
It prevents injuries by strengthening several fragile areas of our bodies. The pose stretches calf muscles, hamstring muscles, back muscles, abdominal muscles, forearms, shoulders and wrists.
This asana prevents and relieves carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatic stiffness and arthritis. It helps relieve pain while increasing mobility of adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder syndrome). It can be used for toning almost all of our body’s muscles.
Sitting Position: Padmasana
(Modification: sit in Ardha Padmasana, Sukhasana, Vajrasana)
· Take both the hands forward and interlace the fingers of the hands together.
· Take the hands over the head and turn the palms up. Stretch the body upward with the arms stretching toward the sky. Straighten the arms and open the pit of the elbows as shown in the photo.
· Stabilize the position and continue normal breathing.
· Relax the body and bring the hands down.
· Change the cross legs and the interlacing of the fingers.
You can remain in this asana for as long as your body allows.