5 Excellent Health Benefits of Parivrtta Trikonasana Revolved triangle pose


Parivrtta Trikonasana or Revolved Triangle Pose is a benevolent standing posture of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system. A fundamental standing posture –the Parivrtta Trikonasana gently and effectively makes the movements happen in the hips and pelvis. The pelvis is considered the center of gravity and balance, and the Revolved Triangle Pose allows the practitioner to begin the journey of stability and movement by working deeply on the pelvis.

Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved triangle pose)

Additionally, with Parivrtta Trikonasana, the opportunities of a mobile spine increases. Physiologically, the spine is the important organ of the nervous system, and energetically, the spinal axis houses the upper three chakras. Revolving the body with breathing techniques is a way of delving deeper into the nervous system. So, start the journey of exploration with Revolved Triangle Pose.

Let us see how to perform the pose in a simple manner, along with the top health benefits of Parivrtta Trikonasana, modifications, and contraindications.

Stepwise Instructions:

1. Stand on a yoga mat with face in a front direction, legs in a wide stance, and feet about 3-4 inches apart.

2. Bring the right foot out at 90-degree angle and position the left foot inwards at 45-60 degree angle with both the heels in the same line.

3. Rest the hands on the hips and using the pelvic muscles, draw the stomach inwards and up.

4. Inhale, lengthen the spine, and stretch the left arm upward.

5. Exhale, twist the torso to the right and hinge forward at the hips.

6. Rest the right hand on the ground beside the right foot.

7. Turn the head up and gaze at the thumb.

8. Repeat the pose with the left leg out and the torso rotated to the left for the same time duration.

Modifications and Variations:

1. Beginner students should avoid looking up at the thumb. They can either look forward or at the ground.

2. If unstable in the pose, narrow the distance between the legs and the feet. For a greater stability, place the heel against the wall and the hand on a block on the ground.

3. Practitioners with flexibility issues can rest one hand on the shin or the hips instead of placing it on the floor.

Deepen The Pose

Advanced Practitioners can press the hand outside of the forward leg firmly at the outer shin. The arm-against-leg pressure helps the torso rotate deeply into the pose.


1 Practitioners with back or spine injury should avoid practicing this pose in the first place. And, if they do so, perform the pose after consultation with a doctor under the supervision of a teacher.

People suffering from low blood pressure, headache, insomnia, migraine should wait until these illnesses are healed before practicing the pose.

Benefits of the Revolved Triangle Pose:

1. Relief from Sluggish Digestion: The rotation of the torso in the Parivrtta Trikonasana massages and stimulates the abdominal organs, especially the digestive tract. The enhanced functioning of digestive tract eliminates the problem of sluggish digestion, constipation, acidity, and more. Happy Gut for a Happy Life!

2. Works on the Hamstrings, Glutes: The revolved triangle pose works on the pelvis and other body areas like hamstrings, glutes, adductors, and hips. The engagement of these areas in the pose stretches and increases the flexibility of these organs. The health of the hamstrings, adductors, quadriceps, etc., is crucial for the wellbeing of the lower body.

3. Releases Thoracic Spine: The Thoracic Spine is responsible for a number of operations including, the safe movement of the body, protection of the vital organs like the heart and lungs, safeguarding the spinal column. Therefore, practicing the revolved triangle ensures the health of the thoracic spine that in turns maintains the wellness of the body.

4. Unleash the Chakras: The lower three chakras are located within the pelvic region with the sacral chakra at the pelvis whereas the upper three chakras lie within the region of the spine. The Parivrtta trikonasana works with the pelvis and spine areas thus unlocking the blockages in the chakras.

5. Improved Sense of Balance: Take the mind-body challenge of revolved triangle pose to enhance the sense of balance both physically and mentally. The health benefit of an improved balance of parivrtta trikonasana creates stability in the body and mind.

Observe the pose carefully, cultivate intelligence, awareness, and use it to practice the pose correctly for the expansion of the body and mind.

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