Revolved Triangle Pose - Parivrtta Trikonasana


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
Start by positioning yourself in a lunge stance, with your right foot positioned forward. Extend your front leg and hop your back foot forward so that your heel touches the ground (Pyramid Pose).
Step 2
Now, place your left hand on the floor or a block, on the inside of your right foot. Simultaneously, rest your right hand on your right hip and gently guide your right hip backward.
Step 3
Extend the crown of your head forward and rotate your torso towards your right leg.
Step 4
Raise your right arm towards the ceiling, reaching upwards.
Step 5
Ensure that you continue to ground yourself through your left heel, maintaining stability.
Step 6
If you wish, you can also turn your gaze towards the ceiling, directing your eyes upward.
Step 7
Hold this position for 5-10 breaths, and then slowly release back into a lunge. Repeat the entire sequence on the opposite 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.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Revolved Triangle Pose With A Chair
  • Revolved Triangle Pose With A Block
  • Revolved Triangle Pose With A Wall

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