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Parivrtta Trikonasana – Revolved Triangle Pose

Parivrtta Trikonasana – Revolved Triangle Pose

Getting ready for the posture:

  1. Stand straight with feet hip distance apart, arms relaxed on the sides of the body.
  2. Now open the legs more than hip distance apart (almost 4-5 inches apart).
  3. Raise both arms up and bring them parallel to the ground.

Entering the Posture:

  1. Turn the right foot to the right side and left foot also towards the right side. Both the toes are pointing to the right.
  2. Twist you spine and bring left hand down to the right foot. Right hand faces up towards the ceiling forming straight line. Right shoulder is also stretched up.
  3. Both the knees and legs are stretched out straight.
  4. Look up at the right hand.
  5. Hold on to the posture
  6. Raise your left hand and shoulder. Bring both the arms parallel to the ground.
  7. Now repeat to the other side.

Coming out of the Posture:

  1. Bring body back to the centre forward position.
  2. Release the arms, bring both feet hip distance apart and relax.

Breathing:

  1. Inhale while raising arms parallel to the ground
  2. Exhale while bending or touching left hand to the right foot.
  3. Long and deep breathing while holding the posture
  4. Inhale while raising left arm back to the centre forward position.
  5. Repeat the same breathing while practicing from the other side.
  6. Normal breathing as body is out and relaxing from the posture.

Awareness:

  1. While balancing the body
  2. To the spine and the waist during the twist
  3. Towards the breathing.

Benefits:

  1. Stretches and tones the muscles on the waist, spine, legs.
  2. Stimulates nervous system.
  3. Improves digestion.

Contraindications:

  1. Those with lower back or any major spinal problems must avoid this asana.
  2. People facing the frozen shoulder issue must practice this asana slowly and as per their physical capability.

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