Revolved Triangle Pose

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The revolved triangle pose is also known as Parivrtta Trikonasana. It majorly focuses on strengthening the lower limbs. It also stretches the upper body simultaneously. It teaches you to join opposing forces that often our life demands too.

How To Perform The Pose

  • Stand in the Tadasana pose. While exhaling, step your feet around 3 to 4 feet apart. Raise your hands parallel to the ground and keep them straight out on the sides. Make sure to keep your shoulder blades wide and palms facing downwards. Turn the left foot inside by 45-60° towards the right and the right foot outwards by 90°. Keep the left and right heels aligned. Keep the thighs firm and turn the right thigh towards the outside such that the kneecap of the right knee is in a straight line with the right ankle’s center.
  • While exhaling, turn the torso towards the right. Now, square the hip points as per your possibility with your front mat edge. While you twist the left hip around towards the right, resist the left thigh head and ground your left heel with firmness.
  • Again, while exhaling, turn the torso slightly more towards your right and gradually lean forward over your front leg. Take your left hand down either to your right foot or to the ground. Let your left hip drop down towards the ground. The right hip will be moved slightly towards the side and lifted upwards to the shoulder. It can be counteracted by pressing the right outer thigh to the left and release the hip away from your right shoulder. You can use your hand to help yourself with these movements. 
  • If you are a beginner, then keep your head in a neutral position and look forward or look at the floor. If you have passed the beginner’s phase and are an experienced individual, then you can turn up your head and try to look up at the thumb top. From your back’s center between your shoulder blades, press your hands away from your torso. Let the maximum of your body weight be on your front hand and back heel.
  • Remain in the pose for around 30 seconds to a minute. Release the twist while exhaling and get the torso back to the upright position with simultaneous inhaling.


  • It opens up your chest and enhances breathing.
  • Relieves a backache
  • Improves your balance sense
  • Stretches and strengthens your legs
  • Stretches your spine and hips
  • Stimulates your abdominal organs

Mistakes And Contradictions

Patients suffering from problems like low blood pressure, diarrhea, insomnia, migraine as well as a headache are recommended not to practice this pose. If you are suffering from some kind of back injuries, then perform the pose under the supervision of only an expert.

How To Perform It Perfectly

It is an easy pose to perform hence can be mastered easily within a short period. Wearing cotton leggings can help you perform the pose with flexibility. To keep it perfect, you must keep a narrow stance. You must try to get your hand towards the inner foot.

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