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Parivritta Trikonasana

This standing pose, also known as Revolved Triangle, is one of the basic standing postures in the Ashtanga Primary series, and usually follows Uttita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose).

It is a great preparatory balance pose which stretches the legs, hips and spine, strengthens the legs and opens the chest.

PHYSICAL BENEFITS

- Stimulates the abdominal organs
- Improves breathing
- Reduces mild back pain

MENTAL BENEFITS:

- Lowers stress
- Relaxes the nervous system

THERAPEUTIC USES:

- Asthma, digestive problems, constipation, lower back pain and sciatica

AVOID THIS POSE IF YOU HAVE:

- Low blood pressure
- Lower back injury
- Migraine
- Insomnia
- Diarrhea (this pose, like most twists, will make you go to the toilet!)

HELPFUL TIPS:

You can place your bottom hand on a chair, a block or on the inside of your foot if you are new to this pose. Also, the closer apart your feet are, the more accessible the pose. Gradually, as you become more comfortable in this posture, you can widen your stance.

FOR STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS GO TO:

http://www.yogajournal.com/pose/revolved-triangle-pose/

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