Twisted Triangle Pose-Parivritta Trikonasana

Twisted Triangle Pose

  • Parivritta Trikonasana

Parivritta Trikonasana (Twisted Triangle Pose) is a variation of Trikonasana. Twisted Triangle Pose aids in both core muscle activation and the release of lower back tension. 'Parivritta' in sanskrit means twisted, 'Trikona', means triangle and 'asana', which means posture. Parivritta Trikonasana improves balance and strengthens the muscles in the legs, feet, ankles, and abdomen. It helps digestion by facilitating movement in the abdominal organs and increases the hamstrings, shoulders, and upper back flexibility.

Steps to do Twisted Triangle Pose / Parivritta Trikonasana

  • Stand in Tadasana. Right foot back.
  • Inhale, stretch the hands in line with legs.
  • Make sure your left foot is at 90 degree angle and right foot turned 45 degree inward.
  • Exhale, twist the trunk towards left, take the right palm beside the left foot.
  • Left hand pointed up, look at the left palm.
  • Try keeping both your shoulders in a line. Keep breathing while in the posture.
  • Inhale rise up, exhale and stand in Tadasana.
  • Repeat on the other side.

Tips for beginners

  • Your balance and flexibility in the hamstrings, hips, spine, shoulders, and neck will be assessed by this challenging pose.
  • Divide the exercise into two parts by focusing first on the position of the back and legs, then adding the twist when you're fully prepared.
  • Practise Parsvottanasana first. For support, place blocks on either side of your front foot.
  • If you can add the twist without shortening your spine's length, do so.


  • Stimulates abdominal organs.
  • Strengthens the legs, stretches & opens chest, hips and shoulders.
  • Reduces stress and anxiety.
  • Improves sense of balance.

Watch out for

  • Avoid this asana, if suffering from migraine and headache.
  • Don't practise if you have severe back pain.
  • People with diarrhoea, high or low blood pressure, insomnia, neck injuries shouldn't perform this asana.
  • Avoid this asana during pregnancy.
  • A person with diarrhoea, low or high blood pressure, neck and back injuries should avoid this asana.
  • Practice is prohibited for pregnant women, severe acidity and during the menstrual cycle.


  • Parivritta Trikonasana is a variation of Trikonasana(Triangle Pose)
  • You can use blocks for increasing the intensity. 
  • Parivritta Trikonasana can also be included in partner poses.