Steps And Benefits Of Revolved Triangle Pose

By Patricia | November 4, 2008
Benefits Of Revolved Triangle Pose

When your body signals that it is ready to move back into the world of action, know then that you are ready for the Revolved Triangle Pose. It’s very easy, really, just a slightly advanced version of the Triangle Pose, in as much as, you twist your body on either side. A little practice and, before you even know it, you’ll have got the hang of it.

Steps of Revolved Triangle Pose

  • To start with this yoga asana go into Tadasana (Mountain Pose). With an exhalation, step 3½ to 4 feet apart. Lift both arms so that they are parallel to the floor and reach actively out to your sides, palms facing downward. Rotate your right foot slightly inward; say 45 to 60 degrees to the right. Now turn your left foot outward to a 90 degree angle. Align your left heel with your right one. Firm your thighs and rotate your left thigh outward in such a way that the center of your left knee cap is in line with the center of your left ankle.
  • Exhaling, rotate your torso to your left, and square your hip points as much as you can with the forward boundary of your Yoga Mat. As you take your right hip around to the left, hold the head of your right thigh bone back and firmly ground your right heel.
  • Exhaling again, rotate your torso further to your left and lean forward over the front of your leg. Stretch your right hand down to the floor, either inside or outside your foot. If you feel the floor too far away, rest your hand on a block positioned against your inner left foot. Let your right hip drop a little toward the floor.
  • Hold the pose anywhere for ½ a minute to 1 minute. Exhale and release the twist, and slowly return to an upright position with a slow, long inhalation.
  • Reverse the pose and repeating for the same length of time on your right side.

Beginners must remember hold their heads in a neutral position, gazing straight ahead, or turn to look at the floor. Advanced students may turn their heads and look up at their top thumb.

Benefits

  • Revolved Triangle Pose is highly helpful in the following conditions: Asthma, Constipation, Digestive problems, Lower backache and Sciatica
  • It stretches and strengthens the legs hips and spine and opens the chest to facilitate better breathing
  • It Relieves mild backaches and stimulates the abdominal organs

Contraindications

  • Revolved Triangle Pose is best avoided during pregnancy. If you insist on doing it, maintain a much wider stance for spaciousness in the hips.
  • For the hyper-extended, bend the front knee so as not to rely on the ligaments.
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