Revolved Triangle Pose (Parivrtta Trikonasana) Variation with a Block

Triangle pose improves the flexibility of your spine, it helps with the alignment of your shoulders, and it relieves back pain and stiffness in the neck area. Revolving the pose adds a twist, which increases flexibility in the side body and can be helpful in flushing toxins from the body.

Adding the block allows the chest to remain open and adds some “height”making the stretch less challenging.

Revolved Triangle Pose with a Block: How to Do it Step-by-Step

Step 1

Place a block lengthwise on the outer left edge of your mat. Start in Warrior 1, with the left foot in the forward position.

Step 2

Inhale to bring your right arm forward alongside the ear and exhale to hinge at the hips, bringing your torso parallel to your mat and keeping your left hand on your hip. Keep your neck and head aligned with your spine.

Step 3

Exhale to turn your torso to the left, reaching the right hand down to the block. Once you are in your twist, consider reaching the left hand toward the sky and turning your head to gaze toward your left hand. Keep your chest “open”. Stay in this posture for 6-8 breaths.

Step 4

To leave the pose, exhale as you move back to your center line and bring your hands to your hips. Press down through the feet and inhale back to standing, then repeat on the other side.