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Parivritta Trikonasana
(Revolved Triangle Pose)

How to perform Revolved Triangle Pose

Start off with your legs spread out as for Triangle Pose. Then, take your left hand to your right foot and twist.

What is Parivritta Trikonasana?

This revolved standing posture is a more advanced variation of Utthita Trikonasana. In Revolved Triangle, the torso and chest turn deeply over the straight front leg. The spinal twist is much more pronounced in this variation.

When to use Parivritta Trikonasana?

The revolved standing poses are generally learnt after the basic lateral standing poses have become familiar. In practice, too, it is usual to include some straightforward standing asana before moving on to the revolved poses. Revolved standing poses are not practiced during menstruation; at this time, stick to the open plain standing poses and take them with some support.

Revolved Triangle Pose can be performed in a full standing sequence, or when exploring twisting actions in the different classes of poses. It is also useful in some cases of lower-back discomfort: it can be practiced facing the horse or the wall, minimising the depth of the twist (as needed), and working to gently free any stuck areas of the muscles of the lower back.

Video sequences that include this pose