Revolved Triangle Pose - Parivrtta Trikonasana
About Revolved Triangle Pose
The revolved triangle pose is classified as a standing twist asana. This intermediate yoga posture challenges and strengthens the body’s sense of stability and stimulates your mental focus and concentration. As with other intermediate yoga postures, make sure that you are comfortable with the basic beginner yoga poses before you move on to attempting the revolved triangle pose. If you feel any discomfort or pain while performing the revolved triangle pose sequence, take a break or go back to practicing the basic asanas until your body is ready to tackle the revolved triangle pose. The Uttanasana, Virasana, Baddha Konasana and Vrksasana can be performed as preparatory poses to warm up the muscles of the body.
Step By Step Instructions
After you have performed the preparatory poses, you can proceed onto attempting the revolved triangle pose sequence!
- Position yourself in the Warrior II pose on the yoga mat.
- Straighten out your right leg (the leg in the front) and position your hips in such a way that they are squared towards the front.
- Bend down towards the extended right leg. Place the left hand on the outer side of the right foot.
- Extend the right arm upwards towards the ceiling as you twist your torso to gaze at your outstretched right hand.
- Your hips should be parallel to the yoga mat.
- Maintain the pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute or longer if you want. Maintain consistent, deep breathing throughout the sequence.
- Repeat the revolved triangle pose with the other leg.
Practicing the revolved triangle pose results in several health benefits that keep you fit and happy!
- Stretches and strengthens the spine, legs and hips.
- Improves breathing capacity by opening the chest.
- Alleviates back pain.
- Acts as a stimulant for abdominal organs.
- Enhances the body’s sense of balance and stability.
Things to Remember!
Individuals who suffer from spinal injuries should only perform the revolved triangle pose under the supervision of a qualified yoga teacher. Individuals with migraine, low blood pressure, insomnia, diarrhea and headache should refrain from attempting the revolved triangle pose.