Sanskrit Name: Parivrtta Trikonasana
English Translation: Revolved Triangle Pose
Also Called: Rotated Triangle
- Begin in Mountain Pose. Step open to the back of your mat with your right foot; your feet will be parallel, and you will be facing the right side of your mat. You should have about three feet between your heels.
- Turn your right toes to the right 90 degrees and your left toes slightly to the right 45 degrees. Rotate your torso so your chest and hips are now facing the back of your mat. Keep both legs straight as you lower your left palm to the ground on the pinkie side of your right foot. Raise your right arm straight up and work on extending the top of your head away from your hips.
- Pull your left shoulder away from your hips to lengthen through both sides of the ribs equally. Stay here for five deep breaths. Then lift your torso up, rotate your feet to the left, and repeat this pose on the other side.
Although basic, this is a difficult pose, so here are more details on how to do Rotated Triangle correctly.