Revolved Triangle Pose - Parivrtta Trikonasana

Revolved Triangle Pose - YanvaYoga


Revolved Triangle Pose or Parivrtta Trikonasana (par-ee-vrit-tah trik-cone-AHS-anna) provides a powerful opportunity to build concentration and awareness. This twist requires you to stay in the moment, which is a valuable antidote for a wandering mind. And by giving yourself over to the more physically difficult elements of the posture, you can improve your practice of ekagrata, or one-pointed focus.
Revolved triangle is great for either beginner or a more advanced yogis, and can benefit both your physical and mental health.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1
Begin in a lunge with your right foot forward. Straighten your front leg and hop your back foot in to place your heel on the ground (Pyramid Pose).
Step 2
Place your left hand on the floor or a block, to the inside of your right foot. Place your right hand to your right hip and encourage your right hip behind you.
Step 3
Extend the crown of your head forward, then turn your torso toward your right leg.
Step 4
Lift your right arm toward the ceiling.
Step 5
Keep rooting down through your left heel.
Step 6
Option to turn your gaze to the ceiling.
Step 7
Hold for 5-10 breaths, then release back to lunge. Repeat on the other side.

Benefits and Contraindications


Improves balance

Strengthens the legs, feet, ankles and abdominal muscles

Facilitates movement in the abdominal organs, helping digestion

Increases flexibility in the hamstrings, shoulders and upper back


Neck or spine injuries

Low back/ sacroiliac joint pain

Headache or migraine


Low blood pressure


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Modifications, Props and Tips

  • This pose is slightly easier with a narrower stance. Beginners should also bring their hand to the inner foot, whether on the floor or on a support like a block or folding chair.
  • To keep the back of your body even, pretend that you are pressing your head, shoulders, and buttocks against a wall.
  • Try to keep your arms in one long line, from the floor to the ceiling.
  • If you feel unsteady in the pose, bring your head, neck, and gaze to a neutral position, pointing in the same direction as your hips instead of looking up.

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Iana Varshavska
Iana Varshavska
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In love with yoga and everything that goes along with it. Iana is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) who has completed the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification by the Yoga Alliance U.S. In addition to that, she is constantly studying and improving her skills in various aspects of yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, biomechanics, and holodynamics.