Parivrtta Trikonasana – Weekly Intermediate Class 79

Focus: This weeks intermediate class will help to improve your parivrtta trikonasana. The tutorial style class is based entirely around this standing twist. The sequence covers all aspects of the pose. Initial variations in the first part of the class isolate key aspects of the pose. The foundation for the twisting action is established in your legs and pelvis before being developed into the upper torso. From there you use the wall to support the front, and then the back of your body. This helps you to explore the twisting aspect of the pose without needing to focus on balance. Eventually a reclining version of supta padangusthana helps to improve flexibility in muscle groups that can otherwise obstruct your access to parivrtta trikonasana.

Key Poses: Parivrtta trikonasana

Equipment: Mat, chair, blanket, 2 blocks, belt

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 25 min

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  1. Eileen B

    Yogaselection is awesome! I have been doing online yoga for years and stumbled across a class i liked because of the precise instruction and attention to proper alignment. Her bio mentioned Iyengar yoga. That led me to seek more Iyengar instruction and came upon yogaselection. I didn’t consider myself a beginner but am so glad I started with the beginner course. I then completed the intermediate foundations. I am able to do positions now I had always thought were just not possible for me, beyond my ability, and doing them without injury or pain. I’m 62 years old and can do a headstand! I feel great and am so grateful for your precise and detailed instruction and cues. I have to comment that after completing the intermediate foundations I felt a little lost and wondered where to go from there. I have been selecting classes that I feel I need to work on. I struggle the most with this parivtta trikonosana but am seeing improvement. Thank you so much for this excellent yoga instruction Rod. Well done!

    • Di

      Thanks so much! Glad you are progressing with your yoga.

    • Rod

      You’re welcome Anita. Thanks for your feedback as always.

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