Parivrtta Parsvakonasana – Revolved Triangle Pose

Parivrtta Parsvakonasana – Revolved Triangle Pose


Parivrtta Parsvakonasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Parivrtta(revolved),Parsva(side or flank),Kona (angle) and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Revolved Triangle Poseor Twisting Side Angle or Rotated Side Angle or Side Angle Twistin English.

Preparatory Poses for Parivrtta Parsvakonasana  are Open Angle Pose (Upavistha Konasana), Revolved Triangle Pose (Parivrtta Trikonasana), Bound Angle Pose(Baddha Konasana), Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana) and Hero Pose (Virasana); and the Follow up poses are Sage Pose III (Marichyasana III), Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana ), Bharadvaja’s Twist (Bharadvajasana) and Eagle Pose (Garudasana).

Parivrtta Parsvakonasana is an intermediate level yoga pose. It improves the strength and flexibility. It is an advanced level of the pose Extended Side Angle Pose (Utthita Parsvakonasana)

Steps Involved:

  1. Start with forming Virabhadrasana II Pose ( Warrior II Pose)
  2. Place your right leg forward.
  3. Exhale, Twist over your right thigh and place your palms together.
  4. Hook your left triceps over your right quadriceps.
  5. To open further, Press your palms together.
  6. Open the arms up.
  7. Palm alongside the foot, Place your left fingertips on the yoga mat.
  8. Lift the right arm up and draw it forward beside your ear.
  9. Make sure that your palm should face downwards.
  10. Hold in this position for few seconds.
  11. You can draw your hands into prayer.
  12. Exit the pose by exhale and press into your feet and come back up to the Warrior II pose.
  13. Repeat all the above steps with on the opposite side.


  • Stretches the groins, chest, lungs, shoulders and spine.
  • Strengthens plus stretches groin, shoulders, hamstrings, ankles, knees and legs.
  • Helps to stimulate the abdominal organs and regulates the digestion.
  • Increases the stamina.
  • It strengthens the feet.
  • Tones the muscles of your legs.
  • Opens the hip flexors and hips.
  • Improves the body balance.
  • Improves the blood circulation.
  • Regular practise of this posehelps to cure the Infertility problem.
  • Good treatment for Low backache.
  • Helps to cure the Sciatica, Constipation and Osteoporosis.

Dos, Don’ts and Tips:

People with the following problem please avoid practising this pose, or practise under the expert’s supervisions and doctor’s advice.

  • Hip Injury
  • Insomnia
  • Pelvis Injury
  • Blood pressure
  • BackInjury
  • Headache
  • Neck problems
  • PregnantWomen

Practise this yoga daily, will yield the better results.

It’s good to do this pose in the morning with empty stomach.

To keep your body balance, make sure that both feet connected to the ground and strong. And engage your leg muscles.

Do not force when you twist. Twist gradually and gently.