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Parivrtta Trikonasana - Revolved Triangle Pose


The name comes from the Sanskrit words “Parivrtta” meaning “revolved”,“Tri" meaning "three","Kona” meaning “angle”,“Asana” meaning “pose”.
Benefits : Strengthens and stretches the legs
Stretches the hips and spine
Opens the chest to improve breathing
Relieves mild back pain
Stimulates the abdominal organs
Improves sense of balance

Neck Pain - Keep your head in line with the spine, do not look over your shoulder.
Note: Stay in this pose anywhere from 30 seconds to one minute and Breathe comfortably.
Avoid doing this asana. Read this section carefully before you do it.
Back or spine injury. Perform this pose only with the supervision of an experienced teacher or avoid it altogether. Also avoid this pose if you have:
Low blood pressure
Migraine
Diarrhea
Headache
Insomnia

How to do this asana:

Stand straight. Separate your feet comfortably wide apart (about 31/2 to 4 ft).Turn your right foot out 90 degrees and left foot in by 45 degrees.Inhale deeply and as you exhale bring the left hand to the outside of the right foot at you twist to the right.Bring the right arm up to the ceiling and the gaze up to the right fingertips.
Step 1: Stand in Tadasana. With an exhalation, step or lightly jump your feet 3½ to 4 feet apart. Raise your arms parallel to the floor and palms down. Turn your left foot in 45 to 60 degrees to the right and your right foot out to the right 90 degrees. Align the right heel with the left heel.
Step 2: Bring your hands to your hips and square your hips forward.
Raise your left arm toward the ceiling, with your bicep next to your left ear. Reach up strongly through your left hand.
Step 3: Bring the left hand to the outside of the right foot at you twist to the right.
Avoid Step 4 : If you have neck problems do not look up.
Step 4: Bring the right arm up to the ceiling and the gaze up to the right fingertips.
Step 5: Try to keep the hips level and parallel to the floor.
Step 6: Repeat on the left side


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