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Seated Mountain Pose, Seated Hill Posture, Parvata Asana, Parvat Asan


In this the body is stretched to look like a mountain peak and so it is called the Parvatasana (parvat means mountain in Sanskrit).

How to reach the stretch

  • Start from Padmasana , take both the hands forward and lock the fingers of both the hands together.
  • Take the hands over the head and turn the palms downside up facing the roof. Stretch the body upwards with the arms stretched towards the sky.
  • Stabilize the position and continue normal breathing.

How to release the stretch

  • Relax the body and bring the hands as in position 1 in figure above.
  • Take the position as in Padmasana.
  • Straighten the left leg in the knee then straighten right leg.
  • Get both the legs together, take the sitting posture.


  • This makes spine flexible.
  • Visceroptosis and pain in backbone is removed.
  • It is beneficial in constipation and removes seminal weakness.


    Those having complaints of reeling sensation should not practice it.

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