Explore and refine your Parivrtta Trikonasana. This sequence has us enter the pose from Simplified Parsvottanasana which greatly enhances our capacity to start from aligned correct structure, thus giving us access to even greater understanding of how to practice Parivrtta Trikonasana correctly. Unfortunately this pose is often taught straight from standing, and I see many students twisting from an over rotation of the arms whilst keeping the chest closed and the abdomen shortened. In this mini sequence you will learn how to set your hips and thighs up, firming the base of the pose so that when the twisting action takes place the sacrum and lumbar area stay even and symmetrical. In this way the twisting makes the middle and upper back work, the chest and heart open and the shoulders aren’t pressurized to over extend.
Class Structure: Adho Mukha Svanasana, Simplified Parsvottanasana, Half Parivrtta Trikonasana, Full Parivrtta Trikonasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana