Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose) Steps and Benefits


Revolved Triangle Pose is a standing forward bend infused with the spinal twist. It is a counter pose to Triangle Pose with a bit increased level of difficulty and flexibility. Since maintaining balance in this posture is quite challenging to its fresh practitioners, it helps to develop a sense of balance to remain steady in balancing postures. Parivrtta Trikonasana is an excellent asana to strengthen joints and muscles of the body. There are a lot of other benefits of Revolved Triangle Pose and to experience them, practice it regularly.

Let’s split the Sanskrit name to better understand the meaning of this posture.

Parivrtta = revolved

Trikona = Triangle

Asana = PostureParivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose)

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Steps to practice Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose)

Patience and consistency is the key to flawless practice when it comes to yoga. You need to listen to your body and be aware of each movement throughout the whole practice.

Starting Position: Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

  1. Inhale deeply and distance your legs 3-4 feet apart. Raise your arms in line with the shoulders (parallel to the floor) with palms facing downward.
  2. Turn the right foot outwards 90 degree to the right. Slightly turn the left foot inwards 60 degree to the right.
  3. Exhale and turn the trunk to the right side. Next, lean forward over the right leg. Attempt to place your left palm on the floor (either inside or outside the right foot).
  4. Stretch the right hand in the upward direction. Maintain T position with your arms in the final position.
  5. Turn the head in the upward direction and gaze at the thumb of the right hand.
  6. Knees must be tight throughout the practice. Don’t lift the toes of the right foot off the floor. The outer side of the left foot must remain on the floor firmly. Stretch the shoulder blades.
  7. Retain the pose from 30 seconds to a minute, releasing when discomfort is experienced.
  8. To return from the pose, first, lift the hand off the floor. Next, raise the body in upright position while reversing the twist. Come back in the starting position.

Relax for a few seconds and repeat the pose from the other side. Practice Parivrtta Trikonasana in even number from 2-6 times.

Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose)

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Precautions for Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose)

  • If you are new to this pose, keep the head in the neutral position instead of upward.
  • Avoid practicing this asana in case of severe pain in the neck, back or shoulders.
  • Avoid practicing Revolved Triangle Pose if you have or had a recent back or spine injury.
  • If you suffer from any of this condition abstain from practicing this pose: migraine, knee problems, vertigo, heart problem, cervical spondylitis, low blood pressure, breathing troubles, any kind of sleeping disorder, frequent headaches or insomnia.

Benefits of Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose)

  • Tones stretches and strengthens the muscles of hamstring, thigh and
  • Massages reproductive organs and pelvic region of the body.
  • Gives an intense stretch to the spine and enhances its flexibility. Strengthens spinal nerves.
  • Removes the stiffness of neck and Beneficial in correcting the misalignment of the shoulders.
  • Directs the blood flow in the lower region of the spine improving its functioning.
  • Revitalize abdominal organs hence helpful in getting rid of digestive problems and constipation.
  • Helpful in getting rid of anxiety as it stimulates the whole functioning of the nervous system.

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