Parivrtta Parighasana | Revolving Beam Yoga Pose

Parivrtta Parighasana is a backbend pose; which targets your chest and shoulders and comes under the intermediate level. In this, Parivrtta means revolved, turned around and Parigha stands for the iron beam or iron bar used for shutting a gate. This Yoga pose is a variation of Parighasana. This Yoga Pose is also known as Revolving beam pose.

Another Name: – Revolving Beam Yoga Pose.

Level of Asana: – Intermediate

Focusing Chakra: – The Crown Chakra (Sahasrara), the heart Chakra (Anahata), The Throat chakra (Visuddha)

Steps of Parivrtta Parighasana (Revolving Beam Yoga Pose)

  • Start the pose by kneeling down position and keep your knees width apart from hips. Stretch your spine upward and pull your tailbone in the direction of your abdomen.
  • After that, you have to keep your quads at the angle of 90 degrees (perpendicular) to the ground. Now, press your shins and feet tops into the floor or ground.
  • Breathe out and keep your upper body slowly in the back direction. Put your left hand outside of your left ankle with fingers aiming back same as the direction of your toes.
  • With your palm press the floor and spread out your fingers. In case, if you are uncomfortable; you may lower down your hips area towards your heels.
  • Press your left hand against the floor and lift your right knee and stretch it in forwarding direction with making an angle of 45 degrees away from your body.
  • Completely straighten your leg and pressing the sole of your foot towards the floor. Lift up come forward at the pelvis to keep you left thigh perpendicular to the ground. Now, keep your left arm straight without locking your elbow.
  • Raise your rib cage up in the direction of the ceiling. Make an arch by your back to curve your spine. Stretch right arm up over the head; keep extending it back to maintain the curve of the spine.
  • Remain in the position for 30 to 60 seconds and breathe deeply. After that, lower your raised arm and bend your right knee, placing it back towards the left and lift the torso up for returning to your initial position. Perform the same procedure with your other leg and hand also.

Benefits of the Parivrtta Parighasana

  • Revolving Beam Yoga Pose stretches and strengthens your hamstrings, quads, shoulders and lower back.
  • Parivrtta Parighasana opens your chest and increases the capacity of your lung.
  • This Yoga pose is beneficial in the mild back pain.
  • Calms your mind, kick out anxiety, stress, fatigue, and depression.


Deep breathily during the process; place a folded blanket under your knee if you have some pain in the knee. Don’t performParivrtta Parighasana in the case of serious knee pain, wrist injury, and shoulders pain. Perform all the activities under the supervision of an expert perform.

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