Asana Q&A: What Do I Do with My Head in Revolved Triangle Pose?

July 23, 2015    BY Greg Capitolo

I have difficulty turning my head in revolved triangle. What can I do?
Try this: Use props to provide more stability in the legs and extension through the entire spine, then notice how much easier it is to rotate your head. Stand in parivritta trikonasana with the left leg forward. Fold forward from the hip joints, supporting the right hand on a block just inside the left foot. This will help keep the spine extended and bring stability to the right leg. Next, turn the abdomen to the left as you exhale, continuing to extend out through the tailbone and crown of the head. Press the right hand firmly into the block as you open through the chest. Now sense the enhanced freedom in the cervical spine as you begin to rotate the head upward, gazing softly toward the left hand. If you still find turning the head difficult, feel free to look to the side or down toward your mat.

#poses Photography: Andrea Killam

Greg Capitolo
Greg Capitolo began practicing hatha yoga and meditation in 1994. He studied with several experienced yoga teachers while working in accounting, finance, and IT. After completing the Himalayan Institute’s teacher training program in 2005, Greg began teaching yoga classes at corporations in the Bay Area. In 2006, Greg took residence at HI where he currently serves as Programming Director and Treasurer.

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