The standing postures of the Ashtanga sequence help build your relationship with the floor and to the core of your body, allowing you to build a stable sense of balance. Today we’ll take a closer look at Parivrtta Trikonasana or Revolved Triangle pose also called Trikonasana “B”.
Standing with feet about 3 feet apart align your front heel with the back heel or arch.
SQUARE YOUR PELVIS, hips, and chest.
Reaching forward, twist your spine and place your opposite hand on the floor in line with your toes.
Press your hand into the floor to increase the twist from your spine.
Reach your upper arm to the ceiling and keep it in line with the arm reaching down so your shoulders are stacked.
Keep your spine in one long line from the tailbone to the top of your head.
Look up to the fingers of the upward reaching hand.
If you do this posture at the wall you can feel the intricate muscle movement in the twist.
Settle into the asana, breathe into the expansion and never force the pose. This 2 minute video from Kino will teach you more about this posture:
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By Dr. Bruce E. Barkus
Dr. Bruce E. Barkus came to yoga, like most people, to become more flexible, get stronger and reduce stress. Low and behold he fell in love with all the other benefits yoga provides. He has been very consistent with a daily practice for the last eleven years and has come to look at it as part of his daily routine. Bruce’s certifications are Yoga Alliance RYT 500 through Asheville Yoga Center and 500 hours of Ashtanga Training for teachers with Miami Life Center. He teaches Ashtanga at Level Yoga in Vero Beach Florida and at Asheville Yoga Center. Over time, his students started asking for more details on poses and the benefits of a daily practice, so he started doing the pose of the week. There have been many that have guided his yoga practice, including Kino MacGregor, Tim Feldmann, Doug Keller, David Keil, Manju Jois, Stephanie Keach, and Lewis Rothlein. The poses he shares are primarily from the Ashtanga Primary Series as he finds the basic postures build a solid foundation for all the advanced poses.