Parivritta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose)- Alignment, Benefits & Cautions

Parivritta Trikonasana is also known as Revolved Triangle Pose. We already discussed Triangle Pose with you recently, so now we will focus on the reversed version of it. The main benefit is that you stretch and twist your chest and intercoastal muscles which will result in a better and easier breathing process.

Take a look at the following instructions:
1. Stand in standing mountain pose (Tadasana)
2. Bring your right leg back and to a 45° angle
3. Keep both legs active and straight
4. Open your arms to shoulder level (like bird wings)
5. Your left hand should stretch forward and your right hand backward (parallel to the mat)
6. Now switch the sides with your arms and bring your right hand/arm front and the left one back
7. Bring your right hand next to your left foot (outer side)
8. Stretch your right arm up
9. Open your chest and keep both arms in line

Benefits of Revolved Triangle Pose:
• Opens the chest
• Improves breath
• Expands the ribcage
• Stretches the legs
• Strengthens the legs
• Improves digestions
• Tones the back and abdominal organs

This posture should be avoided if you have:
1. Low Blood Pressure
2. Diarrhea
3. Headache

To be sure that you practise an asana correctly, we recommend to participate in our Yoga Teacher Training Program.