Yoga Foundations: Revolved Triangle Pose
Revolved triangle pose is a standing pose that grounds, improves the balance and a lot more.
Benefits of Revolved Triangle Pose
- Stretches the legs, muscles surrounding the knees, ankle joints, hips, groin muscles, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, chest and spine.
- Strengthens and tones the legs, knees, ankles, abs, and back.
- Stimulates the function of the organs in the torso.
How to Do Revolved Triangle Pose
- Stand in mountain pose. Step your feet wide, about 3½ to 4 feet apart. Raise your arms parallel to the floor with your palms facing down. Turn your left foot in 45 degrees to the right and your right foot out to the right 90 degrees. Adjust the heels so they are aligned.
- Exhale and turn your torso to the right. Square your hips towards the front of your mat. Position the left hip around to the right and ground the left heel.
- As you exhale, lean forward over the front leg. Reach your left hand down and to the floor, placing the palm to the inside or outside the foot. If needed, place a yoga block against your inner right foot and rest your palm there. Keep your hips square to the ground. Aim your gaze to your right hand.
- Press the left palm down against the ground and reach your right hand toward the sky simultaneously. Stay long through the torso. Breathe and stretch.
- Stay in this pose from 30 seconds to one minute. Exhale and release the twist. Repeat for the same length of time with the legs reversed, twisting to the left.