Parivrtta Trikonasana or Revolved Triangle Pose

Benefits, Contraindications, Tips and How to Do

Revolved Triangle Pose
English Name(s)
Parivrtta Trikonasana, Revolved Triangle Pose
Sanskrit
परिवृत्तत्रिकोणासन / Parivr̥tta Trikoṇāsana
Pronunciation
par-ee-vrit-tah trik-cone-AHS-anna
Meaning
parivrtta: “to turn around/revolve”
trikona: “three angle/triangle”
āsana: “posture”

Introduction

Parivrtta Trikonasana (par-ee-vrit-TAH trick-cone-AH-suh-nuh) is a counter pose to Trikonasana. It gives flexibility to the hip joints and tones the buttock muscles while massaging the digestive organs, thus improving digestion. This pose also gives strength and flexibility to the back muscles and relieves stiffness and sprains in the lower back. It also opens the chest and gives flexibility to the shoulders.

Yoga is a series of poses that stretch and strengthen the entire body. Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose) is one such pose, which stretches the hamstrings, hips, back muscles, and shoulder joints. Revolved triangle provides a deep twist to your spine. It also massages your internal organs for improved digestive system function. Revolved triangle improves balance in your body as well as strengthens your ankles and knees by aligning them with other parts of the legs. This pose helps you open up from an emotional perspective too by releasing worries or stress living inside you: it makes you feel more connected to yourself – mind & soul! The proper alignment required for this posture can be challenging but can be done correctly to achieve its amazing benefits.

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Muscle Focus

Happy Baby Pose focuses on several muscles such as

  • Obliques (External and Internal)
  • Shoulder (Deltoid)
  • Arms
  • Back Muscles
  • Gluteus
  • Hamstrings
  • Adductors
  • Calf Muscles (Gastrocnemius and Soleus)

Ideal For Health Conditions

  • Improves balance and focus
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs
  • Eases Menstrual Cramps
  • Stretches the leg
  • Strengthen the shoulders and back.

Benefits of Parivrtta Trikonasana or Revolved Triangle Pose

Benefits of Revolved Triangle Pose

1. Helps to Open up Thoracic (Chest) Area

Practicing this pose is a great way of stretching yet relaxing the Thoracic muscles. This will provide relief from any aches and pains caused in the back, shoulders, or neck.

2. Increases Muscular Strength of Legs and Abdominal Area

Revolved triangle helps to strengthen your legs as well as abdominal area by giving them good stretch while performing this posture. It also improves balance and stability which will result in muscle-strengthening throughout the entire body! Revolved triangle pose is a popular yoga exercise that can help you achieve these benefits without having to do anything else for it because just practicing this one pose daily would bring amazing results within a few weeks’ time frames.

3. Improves Digestive System Functioning

Parivrtta Trikonasana provides a deep twist to your spine which ultimately massages your internal organs for an improved digestive system.

4. Stretches the Leg and Hip Muscles

The pose elongates the spine and arms. It also strengthens and stretches the legs and hips, which is why it’s often included in beginner’s yoga classes.

5. Helps with Balance Issues

As mentioned before, this posture helps to improve balance throughout your body while you’re in the pose. This makes it a great choice for anyone who struggles with maintaining balance during other activities or exercises.

6. Reduces Stress and Worry

Living inside us are worries or stress that can weigh us down over time if we don’t release them every once in a while. Parivrtta Trikonasana is a great way to do just that by opening up from an emotional perspective too letting go of any negative thoughts or feelings that have been building.

7. It Removes Tiredness from the Body

Parivrtta Trikonasana is a great yoga posture that helps to remove tiredness from the body.

8. It Gives a Deep Twist to the Spine

The deep twist to the spine that is provided by Parivrtta Trikonasana helps to improve the range of motion in your thoracic region which will alleviate any pain or discomfort you might feel in this area.

Contraindications

Those with back issues such as herniated disc should learn to extend the sides of the trunk in this pose to avoid any compression in the lower back. Those with high blood pressure should avoid lifting their arms up and looking upwards. Women who are pregnant or menstruating should refrain from this pose.

Variations

  • Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana with Props

Preparatory Pose

  • Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
  • Vakrasana (Twisted Pose)
  • Parsvottanasana (Pyramid Pose)

Beginner’s Tips

  • Keep your shoulders down and relaxed away from your ears. You don’t want them creeping up towards your head! This will help open up the chest and reduce tension in the neck.
  • Make sure your hips are pointing directly forward, rather than rotated outwards. This will ensure that you’re getting the most benefit possible from the stretch.
  • Use a Block in case you are not able to reach directly to the floor.

How to do Revolved Triangle Pose

The steps involved in practicing Ananda Balasana are given below:

  • Stand up straight with feet together and arms by your sides in Mountain pose (Tadasana).
  • Draw all five toes back towards you so they’re touching one another then spread your legs wide apart.
  • Turn the front foot outward at a 90-degree angle. the back foot should also be kept outward at a 45-degree angle.
  • Keep both heels down on the floor as much as possible. Inhale deeply through your nose while raising your arms out wide above the head until palms are level with ears.
  • Then Slowly and gently turn your torso to the left side.
  • Exhale and hinge at the waist to fold forward. Reach your right hand down to the ankle, shin, knee, or floor on the inside of your left leg.
  • If you can’t reach the floor comfortably, grab a belt or towel and hold it as you twist.
  • Hold for five breaths then inhale as you come back up to the standing position. Repeat on the other side.

Mental Benefits of Revolved Triangle Pose

  • Calm the mind
  • Relieve stress
  • Helps to feel fresh all day long
  • Improves balance
  • Better grounding

Bottom Line

Parivrtta Trikonasana is a great pose for beginners because it’s not too intense but still provides many benefits. It helps improve balance, reduces stress and anxiety levels while also stimulating digestion. It’s easy to learn by practicing this posture daily over time you’ll become more comfortable with it!

1 sources
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3667430/
Meera Watts
Meera Watts is the owner and founder of Siddhi Yoga. She is known around the world for her thought leadership in the wellness industry and was also recognized as a Top 20 International Yoga Blogger. Her writing on holistic health has appeared in Elephant Journal, CureJoy, FunTimesGuide, OMtimes and other international magazines. Meera is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist, though now she focuses primarily on leading Siddhi Yoga, blogging and spending time with her family in Singapore.

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