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Dutch Smiling Yogi in Paivrtta Trikonasana

Revolved Triangle pose – Parivrtta Trikonasana

We put so much ‘non-food’ in our body, thanks to companies like Coca Cola and other poison manufacturers, our intestines have a hard time breaking it all down. So a little help is necessarily every now and then. Yoga can offer you just that. All the twists in yoga target your intestines and other digestive organs. So including them in your day to day practice is a good choice. A good twist to start with in your standing series is Parivrtta Trikonasana – revolved triangle pose.

Getting into Parivrtta Trikonasana – revolved triangle pose:

  • Start in Tadasana
  • Step your right foot out in a wide legged position
  • Turn your right foot out and your left foot in. You want your hips to be parallel to the back of your mat
  • Open your arms sideways, palms facing down
  • Breath out and bend forward from the hips, place your left hand on your left shine or next to your left foot in you make it. Right hand can be on your hip. If you have to rotation open your right arm towards the ceiling, looking at your right hand. Ideally it forms a straight line with your left arm
  • Open your shoulders and your shoulder blades. It’s all about the rotation
  • Stay in the pose for halve a minute up until a minute. Slowly come up and change sides

Benefits of Parivrtta Trikonasana – revolved triangle pose:

  • Stretches the hips and spine
  • Cures digestive problems
  • Relieves lower backache
  • Strengthens and stretches the legs
  • Opens the chest to improve breathing
Source: Iyengar – Light on Yoga / Key muscles of Yoga – Ray Long / Ashtanga – David Swenson / Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha – Swami Satyananda Saraswati

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