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Revolved Triangle Pose

Parivrtta Trikonasana

This energizing and detoxifying twisting posture increases spinal mobility while stretching and strengthening your legs.

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Step By Step

  1. From a standing position, step your left foot back 3 to 3.5 feet behind you. Turn your left foot to a 45 degree angle and point your right toes directly forward.
  2. Square your hips evenly to the front of your yoga mat.
  3. Inhale and lengthen your spine. As you exhale, hinge forward from your hips as you lower your torso toward the floor.
  4. Begin to twist your torso while keeping your core engaged and your hips level with one another.
  5. Place your left hand on a block, on your right shin, or on the floor on the inside or outside of your right foot. Reach your right arm straight up towards the ceiling. Keep your spine long and avoid rounding your back as you twist.
  6. Gaze up at your right hand if it's comfortable on your neck.
  7. Breathe deeply and hold for several breaths. To release, lift your torso and come to a standing position. Repeat on the other side.
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Other Names

  • Twisted Triangle Pose


  • Increases spinal mobility
  • Stretches chest, hamstring, and calf muscles
  • Strengthens leg and back muscles
  • Improves balance and core strength
  • Can stimulate abdominal organs and aid in detoxification and digestion


  • Spine, disc, or back injury - check with your doctor
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Pregnancy
  • Low blood pressure


  • You can place your bottom hand on a block to help lengthen your spine
  • You can place the palm of your top hand on your sacrum and focus on the twist in your spine. This will allow you to open your top shoulder


This pose stimulates the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura), and can aid in balancing energy around personal power, confidence, and ego.