The Seated Mountain Pose or the seated Parvatasana gives a good stretch to the trunk, waist and shoulders. In Sanskrit, Parvat means a mountain and asana means a pose. In this posture, the body is stretched to look like a mountain. The seated mountain pose is good posture to release the stress in the shoulders and the trunk.
This yoga posture is inspired by the cat stretch, giving your body the ever-relaxing feline stretch. It looks simple, but you will see how beneficial it is to the body as well as the mind, strengthens your wrists. Marjariasana benefits the shoulders by making them stronger. The movements in the asana massage your digestive organs and activate them.
The practice of this asana helps to eradicate stiffness in the region of the shoulder-blades, and arthritis of the shoulder joints is relieved. The abdominal muscles are drawn towards the spine and strengthened. As the diaphragm is lifted to the chest cavity the rate of the heart beat is slowed down. This is an exhilarating pose.
Persons suffering from high blood pressure can do this pose.