Revolved Triangle Pose

Parivrtta Trikonasana

Revolved Triangle Pose

What is Revolved Triangle Pose?

Revolved triangle pose, or parivrtta trikonasana, is a standing yoga posture that requires both balance and flexibility. With the feet wide, the body bends toward the front foot. One hand stays on the floor while the other lifts toward the sky in a deep twist.

Instructions

  • From standing, exhale and step your left foot a few feet back. Point the toes to the left.
  • Inhale and reach your left arm toward the sky.
  • Exhale and bend forward. Twist to the right and place your left fingertips on the floor outside of your right foot.
  • Inhale and reach your right arm toward the sky.
  • Breathe while in the pose.

Cautions

  • Avoid if you have a back injury.

Benefits of Revolved Triangle Pose

  • Increases spinal flexibility
  • Tones the legs
  • Relieves back pain
  • Stimulates digestion
  • Challenges balance and coordination

Revolved Triangle Pose Details

Sanskrit Name
Parivrtta Trikonasana
Pronunciation
par-vrit-tah tree-ko-NAH-sah-nah
Pose Level
Intermediate
Yoga Type
Drishti
Urdhva (Toward the sky)
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