Parvatasana

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.

Duration
You can remain in this asana for as long as your body allows.

About EssentialYoga Studio

Roberta Dell'Anno E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer Owner EssentialYoga Studio. Roberta has been practicing yoga since 1988 and teaching yoga since 2004. She has studied extensively under master yoga teachers Patricia Walden, Manouso Manos, Zoë Stewart, Sri Arun H.S., Elise Browning Miller, and others. She completed a two year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training program with Sr. Iyengar Teacher, Peentz Dubble in June 2017 and continues her weekly studies with Sr. Iyengar Teacher, Manju Vachher. Roberta has studied yoga at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Memorial Institute in Pune, India during June 2011, February 2014 and attended Abhijata's 2-week intensive in Pune, India, December 2016. She completed training and certification with Elise Browning Miller as a 'Yoga for Scoliosis' instructor in 2014, completed a 500 hour Hatha Yoga Certification program with AURA Wellness Center in 2005 and is registered with Yoga Alliance as a E-RYT 500. She has been a Certified Meditation Teacher since June 2007 and an Usui Reiki Practitioner since 1989. The studio provides individual & specialized privates, semi-privates, group private sessions, and yoga workshops. Roberta conducts local and out of town workshops specializing in prop use. She uses props to help students and teachers transform their backbends, twists, standing and seated postures, as well as inversions like sarvangasana (shoulderstand). She also works with individuals who have physical challenges, specifically individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, CMT, Parkinson's Disease, scoliosis, and amputees in private, semi-private and group sessions.​​
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