Parivṛitta means revolved or turned round or back. Pārśva means side, koṇa is an angle. So it is a revolving side angle pose.
- Stand in Tāḍāsana.
- Breathe in deeply. Stretch your legs sideways 4 to 4.5 feet apart.
- Stretch arms sideways in line with the shoulders and palms facing down.
- While breathing out slowly turn the right foot sideways 90o to the right. Turn the left foot 60o to the right.
- Keeping the left leg tight at the knee. Bend the right leg at the knee until the thigh and calf form right angle and the right shin is perpendicular to the floor.
- Breathe out, and rotate the trunk and left leg so as to bring the left arm over the right knee. Rest the left arm pit on the outer side of the right knee and place the left palm on the floor by the outer side of the right foot.
- Give a good twist to the spine to the right, turn the trunk and bring right arm over the right ear and look at the out stretched right arm
- Hold this pose from half a minute to one minute breathing deeply and evenly.
- Breathe in and lift the left palm from the floor. Raise the trunk and come back to position II
- Repeat the same process on the left side.
- Breathe out and bring back the legs to Tāḍāsana.
- The abdominal organs are contracted and this aids digestion.
- Blood circulates well round the abdominal organs and spinal column, so they are reguvenated. The asana helps to remove waste matter from the colon with out strain.