Start in a standing position with the arms lengthening at your side and the feet together. Then extend the feet one leg length apart and lift the arms to shoulder height, turn the right foot out by 90 degrees and the left foot in by 45 degrees.
Square the hips to the back of your yoga mat, revolving the body to face the right thigh. Exhale and fold forward, placing the left hand on the floor, on the outside of the right foot, raising the right arm up toward the ceiling. Look up toward your right hand, keeping the chest open and rotated as much as possible, without collapsing the torso toward the floor.
If you cannot touch the floor place the hand on your shin or knee and the upper hand on the hip.
Keep the left foot grounded and the hips parallel, by pressing the left hip forward and the right hip back. Hold this position for about 30 seconds or five breaths.
Inhale and lift the torso up, turn the feet parallel, keep the arms extended to the sides at shoulder height. Then change sides by turning the left foot out by 90 degrees and the right foot in by 45 degrees. Exhale and fold forward, placing the right hand on the floor.
Hold the posture for the same length of time. To come out, inhale and lift the torso up with the arms extended to the sides, bring the feet parallel. Exhale and step or jump the feet together, placing the arms at your side.
The Revolved Triangle Yoga Posture helps to strengthen and stretch the legs, spine and hips. It also helps to improve breathing and sense of balance.
Marcia has been practising yoga for over 20 years and has specialised in the Hatha and Ashtanga schools of yoga, although has also enjoyed learning other branches such as Iyengar. As well as yoga she practices meditation, and plays a wide range of sports, including badminton, cricket, cycling, and walking.