Parivrtta Prasarita Padottanasana, Revolved Wide-Legged Standing Forward Fold
This wide-legged forward fold with a twist is generally calming and grounding, helps to detoxify the organs (as most twists do). It lengthens and strengthens the spine, using mild traction with the gravity of the fold, opens the shoulders, strengthens the core and stretches the hamstrings, calves, hips and lower back. Bring focus to the abductors to strengthen inner thighs while stretching hamstrings.
Be cautious and aware of the shoulder area. If you have any shoulder injury try the twist with the hand on the hip and elbow to the ceiling instead of extending the arm. Use blocks if the floor is not easily accessible.
The meaning comes from comes from six words:
•Parivrtta — revolved
• Prasarita — spread or expanded
•Pada — foot or leg
•Ut — intense
•Tan — to stretch
•Asana — pose
Don't forget to breathe!