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Yoga Revolved Triangle

The Revolved triangle Yoga pose is a very simple pose, and is very easy to do. Hence it is made part of the sequence of yoga poses for beginners. Although this pose is a simple one, it helps to nourish your hips and spine and also serves as a warm up before you start doing more strenuous poses. In this sense it is one step ahead of the seated poses like the Lotus pose (Padmasana), Easy pose (Sukhasana) or Perfect pose (Siddhasana).

You start doing this pose from a standing position with your feet together and arms by your sides. Inhale, and as you exhale, lift your arms and join your palms at the level of your heart. Now step your right foot forward and step back with your left foot. The distance between your feet should be about equal to your shoulder and half.

Align your right foot so that it points towards your right. Your left foot though is pointing forward in the normal standing position. At this step you may place your right hand on your right hip and push the hip back.

Inhale once again deeply and lift your left arm and bring it above your head. Stiffen all your muscles along your right leg. As you exhale, bend forward from your hips and lower your torso and your upraised left arm till your torso and arm are horizontal to the floor.
Pause at this step and then lower your arm to the floor and place your palm flat on the floor in front of your right foot. If that is not possible you may place your left palm on your right shin. Use you right arm to push your right hip back a little bit more.

After stabilizing yourself in this position, lift your right arm upwards and align it along with your left arm. Both arms are now perpendicular to the torso. You are now in the resolved triangle pose. Keep breathing deeply and consciously at this position and pause here for between three to five breaths.

To exit this step push the floor down with your left palm and raise your torso. Bring your legs together to return to the standing position. Interchange the position of your legs and repeat the above cycle of steps. This time lower your right arm to the floor and lift your left arm. All other sequences remain unchanged.

Sources:

Revolved Triangle – Parivrtta Trikonasana

http://yoga.about.com/od/yogaposes/a/revolvedtriangl.htm

How to Do a Revolved Triangle Yoga Pose

Triangle Pose and Revolved Triangle Pose

http://www.yogatic.com/yoga-video/ashtanga-yoga-triangle-pose-and-revolved-triangle-pose/