September pose of the month

A sample of the fun ahead in my twisting workshop on September 14th.  Come join us!

Parivrtta Trikonasana

A deep, refined twist.  

Parivrtta Trikonasana (revolved triangle pose) is a challenging twist. But it provides a wonderful opportunity to build concentration and awareness—to develop the mind-body consciousness that is at the heart of yoga. Being in the present moment is hard to achieve.  In a pose like parivrtta trikonasana, you can focus your attention on what’s demanding, to harness a wandering mind. When you embrace the difficult elements of a pose, you will improve your ability to practice ekagrata, or one-pointed focus.

An important technique to learn for twists is an even distribution of the work required. We're mindful to keep our spine long and our our femurs rooted.  Twists like parivrtta trikonasana can help you bring openness to the thoracic spine while also connecting to the strength of your foundation.   

In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna defines yoga as “skill in action.” In a pose like parivrtta trikonasana, you get to embody this idea—cultivating your awareness and intelligence and acting on them both to create a twist that is expansive and refreshing.

Pose Benefits:

  • Tones the legs
  • Releases the thoracic spine
  • Invigorates abdominal organs
  • Stimulates digestion
  • energizing, clearing, cleansing


  • Neck vulnerability
  • Hamstring injury
  • Sacroiliac issues
  • Pregnancy