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Parivrtta Trikonasana (Reverse Triangle Pose) – How To Do And Benefits

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Parivrtta Trikonasana or reverse triangle pose is one of the most popular yoga poses and has been proved to be beneficial for removing back pain. This is not an easy posture. Rather it is a bit challenging compared to the other yoga postures. This pose involves a number of body parts such as the spine, legs, chest and lungs.

Parivrtta Trikonasana

In Sanskrit ‘Parivrtta’ means ‘to run around’ and ‘trikon’ means ‘three different angles’. First the Trikonasana that is the triangle pose is performed. Only after that the inverted triangular pose is performed. For beginners, this posture can be bit challenging but they will love it. Practicing this pose daily will easily get you to the professional level.

By that time, your focus and concentration level will be at the top of the charts. Movement is the most important part of this posture. Only with proper movement this posture will be beneficial or else it will be just a waste of time and effort. This posture is also effective for increasing your body balance since the legs are about to take a lot of stress. It will strengthen the back and legs and increase the elasticity in those portions. Let’s go through a little detail about this excellent standing posture.

How To Do The Inverted Triangle Pose?

First, you should come to the downward facing dog pose or the Adho Mukha Svanasana. Then move your right foot a little bit in front of yourself. Keep the hands parallel to the foot which is at the front and let the forward foot bear the body weight. Raise the upper body till the back is straight and keep it like that.

Now, carefully without breaking this posture, twist your left foot on the heel to the floor diagonally. Hold the underside of your lower leg or ankle with your right hand so that the lower back bears the weight and there is not too much pressure on the right hand, or it might break the posture.

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Extend the forward leg without twisting your body or bending your back. The back should be rigid almost throughout the posture. Now use your hip and bend your back straight and starting inhaling and exhaling properly. Now push the left hand against the leg and twist your upper body to your right.

Again do not put too much pressure on the hand and let your back support your body weight. Beginners might not be able to twist their body anymore so at this point they can stretch their right hand facing the ceiling. Now twist your head up to the right and stretch your neck up. A triangle will be formed in between your sides with your arms and legs scattered at the front.

Once completed bring your left leg forward and perform this exercise again.

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Benefits Of Inverted Yoga Posture:

There are certain breathtaking benefits of the Reverse Triangle Pose which are discussed below:

  • Firstly, this yoga posture can stretch and strengthen the elasticity in the ankles, legs, as well as in the thighs.
  • Secondly, the reverse triangle yoga posture is very good for the spine, chest, shoulders, groins, hamstrings, hips, and calves as well.
  • Thirdly, this yoga posture promotes proper breathing and sufficient flow of oxygen throughout the body.
  • Fourthly, the organs of the abdomen are stimulated by the vigorous stretching of this posture.

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