Detoxify Your Body and Mind in Parivrtta Utkatasana (Revovled Chair Pose)

January 1, 2018

 January Pose of the Month


Parivrtta Utkatasana - Revovled  Powerful Pose aka Revolved Chair Pose

Parivrtta (Revolved) - Utkat (Powerful) - Asana (Pose)


Level 1 - Beginners


January brings a little more energy to the mind and body.  In January we tend to want to get up and go a little bit more than we do in December.  We are ready to begin to shed our winter skin and welcome in a fresher more vibrant energy.


Parivrtta Utkatasana helps to move the stagnant and stale energy that has built up over the festive season and as this stagnant energy starts to move we begin to feel invigorated and energized.  What better way to give our circulation a boost than with Twisted Chair Pose, it is one of the best poses for detoxifying the body and building strength particularly in the legs.

So whatever your New Years Resoluation may or may not be, Parivrtta Utkatasana will help to support and strengthen your resolve.  It is a demanding pose but any goal or resolution is challenging and the challenging nature of Twisted Chair Pose can help you to soften and find a kind of comfort in discomfort when done with mindful awareness.  It teaches us to hang in there when the going gets tough and the more we become aware of that in the yoga practice the more it starts to seep into our every day consciousness



  • Boosts Confidence

  • Clears the mind of toxic thoughts

  • Energising

  • Increases a sense of being grounded


  • Opens Chest, shoulders and upper back

  • Relieves stiffness in spine and neck

  • Strengthens the hip flexors, quads and inner thighs

  • Stretches and strengthens the calves

  • Stimulates digestion and increases metabolism



  • Detoxification

  • Digestion


  • Insomnia

  • Low blood pressure

  • Headache

  • Ankle or knee injuries

  • Pregnancy


  • If you experience neck pain or dizziness avoid looking up and look straight ahead or down instead

  • If you experience lower back pain reduce the amount of twist and don't bend the knees to deeply

  • If you have a shoulder injury don't hook elbow or arm against the knee, instead hoover the elbow above the knee and focus on using the core to maintain the twist






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