Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)

Triangle Pose

This pose gives a powerful stretch to the waist, helping reduce fatty deposits and freeing tension. The spine is stimulated and the shoulder and neck muscles are strengthened. This asana also helps aid digestion.

Triangle Pose – How To

1 Stand with your feet about 3 or 4 feet apart. Point your right toes to the right (3 o’clock) and your left toes slighly to the right (1 o’clock).

2 Inhale and bring your arms up and out so your hands are at shoulder height.

3 On an exhalation, bend to your right (allowing a slight forward bend if needed to get lower) and place your right hand on your right leg allowing it to move as close to your foot as possible.

4 Your left arm should be pointing straight up. Turn and gaze over the middle finger of the leftt hand.

5 Breathe evenly, moving deeper into the stretch on your exhalations (if possible). When ready slowly reverse the order of the pose and come up to a standing position.

6 Repeat with the left side.

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