REVOLVED TRIANGLE POSE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Start in mountain pose and, as you exhale, step your feet wide apart.
2. Rotate your right foot out, to a 90-degree angle, and inhale as you raise your arms to the sides until they’re parallel with the floor.
3. Exhale as you bring your left hand to the floor on the inside of your right foot, reach the right arm toward the ceiling, and gaze at your right thumb.
4. Hold the pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute and then repeat on the opposite side.
Ground the feet, keep the heels aligned, raise your arms and reach them actively out to the sides, with the palms facing down. As you exhale, turn your torso to the right, keeping the hips squared, and bring your left hand to the floor. Reach your right arm toward the ceiling, keep your right shoulder directly over the left, rotate your head to the right, and gaze at your right thumb.
PARIVRTTA TRIKONASANA BENEFITS
The revolved triangle pose opens the chest and shoulders, stretches the hamstrings, hips, groin and calves, and strengthens the spine. This pose also stimulates the abdominal organs, improves balance and relieves back pain.
Low blood pressure, neck or back injury and headaches.
PREPARATORY, COMPLEMENTARY AND FOLLOW-UP POSES
Start with extended triangle pose, warrior II pose or standing forward bend and then progress to revolved triangle pose. Follow-up with extended triangle pose, half lord of the fishes or seated spinal twist.