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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Trikonasana - Yoga Triangle Pose

The yoga Triangle Pose is otherwise known as Trikonasana. The yoga triangle pose offers tremendous benefits as it stretches the spine and the hips, opening them out in preparation for the backbends that normally follow standing poses. The triangle yoga pose requires more balance than other standing poses. It stretches your legs, arms and torso while requiring you to stay focused. Balancing frees your mind of tension as you concentrate on maintaining the assan.

Procedure for Doing Trikonasana - Yoga Triangle Pose
  1. Stand in the mountain pose. Place your left foot directly behind you as far back as is comfortable or about 3 feet. Position that foot to face 3 o'clock, with your front foot still facing forward.
  2. Turn your torso to the side, allowing your body and lungs to open up. Push your spine down, so that it points toward the floor.
  3. Open your arms and extend them up and over your head while inhaling. Drop your left hand to the side of the front leg and place your palm on the ground next to your foot. Place your palm on a block if you cannot stretch that far.
  4. Exhale and continue breathing as you hold the triangle yoga pose. Keep the right arm stretched out and straight above your head. Use it to pull your entire body upwards. Focus your eyes on the fingers.
  5. Slowly return to mountain pose and repeat with the other side.
Benefits of Doing Trikonasana - Yoga Triangle Pose
  • Stretches and strengthens the thighs, knees, and ankles
  • Stretches the hips, groins, hamstrings, and calves; shoulders, chest, and spine
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs
  • Helps relieve stress
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause
  • Relieves backache, especially through second trimester of pregnancy
  • Therapeutic for anxiety, flat feet, infertility, neck pain, osteoporosis, and sciatica
Precautions with Trikonasana - Yoga Triangle Pose People suffering with back pain should avoid doing this yoga pose. Trikonasana - Yoga Triangle Pose Video