Parivrtta Trikonasana – Revolved Triangle Pose

Parivrtta Trikonasana – Revolved Triangle Pose


Parivrtta Trikonasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Parivrtta(revolve), Trikona(triangle or three angle), and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Revolved Triangle Pose in English.

Preparatory Poses for Parivrtta Trikonasana are Virasana, Supta Baddha Konasana, Utthita Trikonasana, Baddha Konasana, Prasarita Padottanasana, Virabhadrasana II, Siddhasana or Sukhasana, Vrksasana, SuptaVirasana, Uttanasana, Utthita Parsvakonasana, Utthita Parsvottanasana; and the follow-up Pose is Trikonasana.

Parivrtta Trikonasana is one of the variations of the yoga pose Trikonasana. It is an intermediate level yoga pose.

Steps Involved:

  1. Start with standing on the yoga mat with 3-4 ft. distance between two legs.
  2. Toes should point forwards.
  3. Turn your right foot 90 degrees
  4. Now turn your left foot in about 45 degrees
  5. To face the back of the mat, bring your hands to your hips and square your hips.
  6. Engage the muscles in the pelvic floor and draw your lower belly in and up.
  7. Inhale; lengthen the spine and raise the left arm up.
  8. Exhale; bring your upper body parallel with the floor.
  9. Keep reaching the left arm forward.
  10. Lengthen the spine and the back of the neck.
  11. Place your left hand on the floor on the outside of your right foot.
  12. Bring the right hand onto your lower back.
  13. To stop it swinging out to the side, move the right sit bone backwards.
  14. Inhale; lengthen the spine.
  15. Exhale; twist to the right, bringing your right shoulder over the left,
  16. Raise the right arm.
  17. If you are feeling steady turn your head to look to the side, or up to your top hand.
  18. Hold in this position for few seconds (30 to 60 seconds).
  19. Exit the pose by exhale and come out of the twist.
  20. Repeat all the above steps with the opposite side.


  • Strengthens the ankles, abdominal muscles, legs, tighs and feet.
  • Improves the balance.
  • It helps to stretches the hamstring, spine, calf muscles and hips.
  • Opens the chest and improves the breathing.
  • Helps to Relieve from the mild back pain
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs and regulates the digestive system
  • Increases the flexibility.
  • Increases the mobility of neck.
  • Increases proprioception of the ankles and feet.
  • Regular practise can helps to cure Asthma, Sciatica, Constipation, Lower backache and the Digestive problems

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.

  • Back Injury
  • Spine problems
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine
  • Low blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Neck pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Lumbar
  • Low back disc herniation
  • Bulge

Practise this yoga daily, will yield the better results.

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