Revolved Triangle Pose


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Parivritta Trikonasana

In Sanskrit, “parivritta” means to turn or revolve and “trikona” means a triangle.


How to: Revolved Triangle Pose

Begin with Tadasana, the Mountain Pose. While exhaling, walk or jump your feet 4 feet apart. Now lift the arms so that they are paralleling the ground below. Move your left foot around 45 to 60 degrees to the right and right foot around 90 degrees to it. Strengthen and draw up your thighs as you move your right thigh outwards.

Exhale and move your torso in the right direction while the crests of your hip bones should be squared to the top edge of your yoga mat. Your left heel should be strongly grounded when you are bringing the left buttock around towards the right.

Again on exhalation, bend yourself forwards over your front leg as you turn the torso more into right. Now place your left hand on the ground below. You may use a block if you find it difficult to reach the floor.

Your can position your head either in a neutral position or make it look downwards. After gaining some experience, you may turn it upwards to look at your top thumb. Your arms should be pressing away from your torso. Right now, most of your weight will be focused on your front hand and back heel.

Remain in this position from 30 to 60 seconds. To exit, exhale and slowly bring your torso back to the original position. You may now report the procedure by twisting in the left direction.


Benefits of Revolved Triangle Pose

Revolved Triangle Pose is a yoga exercise that can deliver the following list of benefits if practiced daily:

  • Widens the chest to facilitate breathing.
  • Eliminates mild back pain.
  • Enhances overall sense of balance.
  • Provides strength to the legs.
  • Stretches the spine and buttocks.
  • Facilitates weight loss by reducing acidity in the digestive tract.

For beginners to yoga, Revolved Triangle Pose is an amazing yoga pose that can help them in improvement of the ankles, buttocks, spine, shoulders, abdomen, groins and legs. You may use a support to place your hand upon in case you find it difficult to bring it to the ground.

For advanced students or athletes, Revolved Triangle Pose is a yoga exercise that acts as a therapy in treating various problems like constipation, asthma, lower backache and sciatica. You may deepen the pose by pressing your forearm against the outer shin of your forward leg. This extra pressure will help in deeper rotation of your torso.

Avoid this pose or consult your yoga teacher in case you suffer from the following:

  • Migraine
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia

Feel the stretch in your legs as you come out of the Revolved Triangle Pose.