Revolved Triangle Yoga Pose Adjustments- Parivrtta Trikonasana
There is great opportunity for the student to give a self-adjustment in Revolved Triangle or Parivrtta Trikonasana. Set the student up with their legs about three feet apart and the back foot at a 45 degree angle. Have their opposite hand come to the outside or pinky toe side of the front foot on the floor or on a block. Instruct them to place their thumb of the corresponding hand to the front leg into the hip crease of the same leg. Tell them to draw that hip back in space with their thumb to square off the hips to the front. Next have them place that same hand on their sacrum and then begin the twist with the hips stable so the twist comes from the spine and not the legs or hips. Once in the twist, give them the option to extend the top arm to towards the sky gazing to the hand or to keep the hand on the sacrum for balance.
Adjustment for the Rib Cage
To help deepen the twist, stand behind them and with your legs around their back leg hugging it to ground them down. Place your hands on the outsides of their rib cage. On the exhale, rotate the rib cage in the direction of the twist scooping the bottom hand down and around and the top hand up and over.
Adjustment for length in the Spine
Stand to the side of them in the opposite direction they are looking. Place one of your thighs against their back leg for support. Take one hand on the hip of the front leg and the other hand on the shoulder of the extended arm in the sky. On an exhale, gently and firmly pull your hands in opposite directions. It is important to keep as much length as possible when twisting the spine.
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