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Parivrtta Parsvakonasana (Revolved Side Angle Pose) To Treat Groin Pain

By: Mona Verma

Many yoga articles mention about treating groin pain. But, it's for sure that majority of the people wouldn't be unaware of the term.

So, here's a gist to tell you more about this disease. Groin pain refers to the discomfort in the area where the abdomen ends and the legs begin.

Common Causes Of The Pain

• Any kind of a muscle pull in the leg or ligaments problem, which occurs mostly in the sporty people who are indulged in hockey or soccer. It is also termed as 'sports hernia'. Don't be scared by the name because it's not an actual hernia, but sounds alike.

• Pain in the testicles.

• Injury in the hip joints.

Less Common Causes Of The Pain

• Inflammation of the testicles.

• Twisting of testicular torsion.

• Testicular tumour.

• Stones in the kidney.

• Skin infections in the area.

• Inflammation of either of the two intestines.

• Enlargement of the lymph glands.

• Urinary tract infection.

Parivrtta parsvakonasana To Treat Groin Pain

You must not avoid any such symptom and should immediately consult your doctor. No one says that if you are practicing yoga since a long time, you won't face any problem. It's life and one must be prepared for anything.

But just in order to be healthy, you should perform yoga on a daily basis. One such asana which helps you to recover from the groin problem is Parivrtta Parsvakonasana.

The best part of yoga is, you don't need to burn holes in your pocket. Just sit on your terrace or garden and follow doing some of these effective asana, after consulting with a yoga expert.

In this asana, "Parivrtta" means "to turn around or revolve", "parsva" means "side" and "kona" means "angle".

Step-By-Step Procedure To Perform The Asana

Step 1. Stand straight in the Tadasana pose and keep your feet 3-4 feet apart. Keep both your hands on your hips and gradually turn your right foot 90 degrees and your left foot should look in the right direction. Both the heels should be in an alignment to one another.

Your thighs should be firm at first go. Then gradually, turn your right thigh outward in such a way that your kneecap and right ankle are in the same line.

Parivrtta parsvakonasana To Treat Groin Pain

Step 2. Turn towards your right, while exhaling and lift your left heel off the floor. Now your position should be such that your inner left foot should be parallel to the ground.

Now, while exhaling, bend your right knee as well, and get your right thigh parallel to the floor. Just press your tailbone towards your pubis

Step 3. Exhale and turn towards the right and lean your torso down and keep your right hand on the floor, between the right feet. Push your thighbone towards the floor by digging your right thumb into the right hip.

Keep your shoulder blades firm into the back ribs and lean your torso slightly back, distant from the inner thigh. Maintain this position till you count till 10 in the beginning.

Parivrtta parsvakonasana To Treat Groin Pain

Step 4. While returning back to the normal position, just inhale deeply. You need to concentrate on your breathing, no matter what pose you are performing in yoga. Repeat the same with another foot. Then, get back to the Tadasana pose and relax.

Benefits Of This Asana

• Helps to stretch and strengthen the knees, legs and ankles

• Helps to stretch the groin area, chest, lungs and spine

• Stimulates your abdominal organs

• Helps to increase your stamina

• Helps to improve the body's balance

• Improves the digestive system


Don't perform the pose if you have any kind of blood pressure, insomnia or headache-related problems. This pose is strictly prohibited for those who have undergone any knee or ankle surgery. In case of neck injury, don't look up but look straight or you could look down.

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