revolved triangle
Revolved Triangle Pose
by Jennifer Arnold

parivrtta = revolved, reverse
trikona = triangle
asana = posture

instructions:
1.Stand with your feet squared in Mountain Pose. Step the legs apart approximately 3 to 3 ½ feet. Turn your right foot out 90 degrees and your left foot in about 60 degrees.

2. By taking your right hip back and your left hip forward, your torso now faces the right leg. Keep your legs strong and you inner thighs engaged. Feel your spine lengthen up.

3. Stretch your arms away from you with your palms down. Inhale and as you exhale begin to fold over your right leg. Keep length in your spine and once you are halfway folded, begin to rotate your torso to the right. Continue to draw your right hip back and your left hip forward. Both sides of your waist are nice and long. 4. As you spiral your chest upward, your left hand comes to the ground outside of your right foot and your right arm stretches toward the ceiling. Let your gaze be on the right thumb.

5. Take a few slow breaths, inhale up as you unwind and reverse.

tips:
1. There is often difficulty in keeping both sides of the waist equally long and the chest tends to collapse in this pose. If you find this happening to you or if you feel unstable in the pose, bring a block at its highest level to the inside of your right foot and place your left hand on the block.

2. As you gain proficiency in the pose, move the block to the outside of the right foot. Keep your legs strong and work on lengthening both sides of your waist and keeping your chest broad.

benefits:
Increases blood flow to the abdomen, pelvis, and legs, strengthens legs and torso, brings stability to the body, tones abdominal organs.