Sanskrit: Parivrtta Baddha Trikonasana

Revolved bound triangle is a deep twist and intense bind. This posture requires hamstring mobility, outer hip flexibility and open shoulders. It is extremely important to be warmed up before attempting this shape. Using a strap (or anything you’ve been using as a strap at home) will allow you to create more space across the chest and in the shoulders and possibly achieve the full bind. See below for step-by-step instructions on how to achieve this posture:

Revolved Triangle

  1. Begin in downward facing dog
  2. Exhale step the right foot to the top of the mat
  3. Seal the left heel and shorten the stance. Straighten the right leg, coming into pyramid pose with fingers on the mat or on a prop(s)
  4. Inhale lengthen halfway to a flat back
  5. Exhale fold over the right leg
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5
  7. Take the right thumb into the right hip crease and gently pull it back
  8. Inhale lengthen, exhale twist toward the right leg coming into revolved triangle
  9. Right arm sweeps up, left hand stays to the inside of the right foot
  10. **Lower body is square, upper body is twisting**

Adding the bind

  1. Take the right hand to the outside of the right leg and use it for leverage
  2. Bend the leg elbow and twist toward the right
  3. Hook the left elbow to the outside of the right leg (above the knee)
  4. Open the arms wide
  5. Open the right palm to face away from you and come into a half bind, right hand comes behind the back
  6. Open the left palm to face the right heel and micro bend the right knee
  7. Connect the hands underneath you
  8. **You can use a strap to achieve the bind**
  9. Re straighten the right leg
  10. Pull the left shoulder up and back, lean your hips to the long edge of the mat and the upper body back
  11. Hold for 2 rounds of breath
  12. Gently release into a standing forward fold
  13. Repeat on the left side from downward facing dog

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