Trikona – Triangle; Asana – Pose
The asana is pronounced as Tree-kone-nah -sah-nah
Unlike most yoga postures, the Triangle Pose requires keeping the eyes open in order to maintain body balance.
Steps of Trikonasana
- Stand with the feet one leg-length apart, knees should unbent.
- Turn your right foot completely to the outside and the left foot less than 45 degree to the inside, keeping the heels in the line with the hips.
- The arms are spread out to the sides, parallel to the ground, palms facing down, the trunk is extended as far as is comfortable to the right while arms remain parallel to the floor.
- Once the trunk is fully extended to the right, the right arm is dropped so that the right hand reaches the Shinto the front of the right foot, with the palm down if flexed.
- The left arm is extend vertically and the spine and trunk are gently twisted counterclockwise using the extended arms as a lever while the spine remains parallel to the ground.
- The arms are stretched away from one another and the head is often turned to gazing at the left thum , slightly intensifying the spinal twist.
- Hold this position for 5 to 10 breaths then change side.
- Repeat the posture but change our legs position.
Health benefits of Triangle pose Yoga (Trikonasana)
The different benefits of Extended triangle pose (Utthita Trikonasana) and Revolved Triangle pose (Parivrtta trikonasana) are given below:
- This asana is good to burn fat. Therefore, it is recommended to person who is facing the conditions of weight and obesity.
- It is good for your backache
- This Yoga pose is recommended for growing children to increase their height.
- Triangle pose helps to strengthen your legs, knees and ankles.
- Good for your digestion
- It may be used for stress management.
- Triangle pose helps to expand your chest and shoulders.
- It ensures mobility of hip joints and neck and give proper stretch to your spine.
- It strengthens the muscles in the thighs, hips and back.
- It provides stamina, balance, energy and develops focus.
Tips to do Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
- Make sure you have done a good warm up exercise of the whole body before you do the asana.
While bending forward do it slowly and gently so as not to lose balance.