Chair Yoga - Parivrtta Trikonasana

Flexibility, balance, stability, and spatial orientation are all required in this stance. 

Twisting to face the chair is the first variation. 

The chair serves as a fulcrum for the twist and aids with balance in this variant. It also acts as a hand support when reaching for anything on the floor. 

To utilize the chair on the left side, follow these steps: 

  • Place the chair behind you, near the left leg, with the backrest facing your back. 
  • Make a left turn using your legs. 
  • Extend the left arm and twist the torso till the chest is facing the chair. 
  • Catch the lowest back rung of the chair with your right hand (if you can't reach it, position your palm on top of the seat), while your left hand grips and pushes the backrest. 
  • Use the chair's support to enhance the twist with each breath. 
  • The left hand might be brought up to the waist or extended out as in the final stance. 
  • The following is a view from the head side. Start with the chair behind you, so that after you're done turning, you'll be facing the chair. 

Foot on the inverted chair (variation 2) 

  • The front leg's foot is positioned on the sloping surface of the inverted chair in this variant. 
  • In Utthita Trikonasana, the instructions on how to use the chair and the consequences of this modification are described. 
  • This version is very beneficial for Parivrtta Trikonasana because it gives the lower arm many support places (the right arm in the photos). 
  • At any height, you may grab the horizontal rung or the chair leg. You may gradually lower your hand till it catches the chair's lower (front) leg. 

Foot on the seat (variation 3) 

  • The front leg's foot may be positioned further higher on the seat: 
  • A similar variant was demonstrated for Utthita Trikonasana ; 
  • In this case, it is much more beneficial since it shifts weight on the rear leg's heel, which is a difficult move in this position.

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