Parivrtta Trikonasana – Revolved Triangle Pose

Parivrtta Trikonasana or Revolved Triangle Pose strengthens the back and makes the spine flexible. In Sanskrit, Parivrtta means revolved, Trikona means with three angles or a triangle and Asana means a Pose.

How to do Parivrtta Trikonansana (Revolved Triangle Pose)?

  1. Stand in Tadanasana. Keep the feet together and hands on the sides with gaze forward with normal breathing.
  2. Move the feet about 3 – 4 feet away from each other.
  3. Inhale slowly and raise the arms to shoulder level so that they are parallel to the ground.
  4. Turn the right foot about 90 degrees to the body and the right foot about 45 degrees.
  5. Exhale partially and turn your torso to the right along to face the right foot.
  6. Exhale further and bend forward bringing the left hands towards the right foot. The left palms can be touching the right foot or the toes. It can also be placed on the floor next to the foot depending on your flexibility.
  7. The right hand is raised straight, pointing to the sky with the fingers pointing upwards.
  8. The gaze can be faced upwards looking at the raised hand.
  9. In this final position you can take slow shallow breaths. Stay in the position for as long as you are comfortable.
  10. To release the pose, bring down the raised hand and simultaneously twist back to the front facing position. Bring down the hands, placing it next to the body.
  11. Repeat this on the left side as well. That will constitute one round of the practice. You may do as many rounds as desired.

Benefits of Parivrtta Trikonansana (Revolved Triangle Pose)

  1. Parivrtta Trikonasana stretches the back and makes it flexible.
  2. It gives a good stretch to the hamstring muscles, making it flexible over a period of time.
  3. It tones the organs in the abdomen.
  4. Parivrtta Trikonasana improves digestion.
  5. It is good for mild back pains
  6. It improves the sense of balance.
  7. Parivrtta Trikonasana is good for the flexibility of the spine.

Contraindications for Parivrtta Trikonansana (Revolved Triangle Pose)

  1. Parivrtta Trikonasana should be avoided by those suffering from low blood pressure.
  2. It should not be done by those suffering from headaches and migraines.
  3. Those who have vertigo should do this with caution.
  4. It is not to be practiced by those with any hip or knee injuries.
  5. Avoid Parivrtta Trikonansana if you had any recent surgery of the abdomen, hips, legs, knees, neck or thorax.