Parivrtta Trikonasana
Parivrtta Trikonasana or the Revolved Triangle pose is both a standing and twisting yoga asana (posture). It is also considered a balancing pose. Parivrtta in Sanskrit means to turn around and Trikona translates to three angles. This pose is beneficial as it makes the back stronger and helps to improve one’s coordination and balance as well.

Steps :
1. Start this pose after doing Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II).
2. From the Warrior II pose go into this pose by straightening your right leg
3. Ensure that your hips are square and facing frontward.
4. Now twist to the right side while moving your left hand towards the outer part of your right foot.
5. Now stretch your right arm upwards and look at the tips of your fingers.
6. Your hips should be parallel and leveled towards the ground.
7. Repeat the above steps with the left side as well.

Precautions :
> This pose should only be performed under the guidance of an experienced yoga instructor.
> Do not attempt to practice this pose by yourself. This pose should not be practiced if you suffer from any health conditions such as insomnia, diarrhea, low blood pressure, migraines or headaches.
> If you have suffered a spinal or back injury you should not practice this pose.

Beginner’s Tip :
A beginner’s tip for Revolved Triangle pose is that this pose is easier to perform if the beginner brings his/her right hand on to the inside of his/her right foot or a prop ( like a folding chair or a block) instead of bringing the hand on the outside of the right foot. If you feel you are losing your balance in this pose, try pressing your big toe downwards. Try lifting the inner arch of your rear foot and pressing the outer edge of the same foot down so as to achieve more balance.

Benefit To Body Part :
> A person’s breathing is improved as it clears impurities in the chest and opens the airways.
> It is helpful in relieving mild back pain.
> The hips and spine are stretched in this pose.
> The legs are stretched and strengthened with this posture.
> The individual’s coordination and sense of balance improve with regular practice of this pose.
> It stretches the groin and hamstrings.
> It cleanses the internal organs.
> It also strengthens the hips, feet and ankles.
> It is responsible for stimulating the flow of blood through the abdominal and pelvic organs.

Therapeutic Applications :
> It is recommended for those persons who suffer from sciatica.
> It is helpful in relieving problems with digestion and constipation as well.
> As it opens up the chest it is useful for asthmatic patients.
> Persons suffering from a low backache obtain relief after practicing this pose.

Variations :
> From this pose you can go into another pose called Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana ( Revolved Half Moon Pose).
> You can also do this pose near a wall to help you balance better.

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