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Trikonasana – Triangle Pose

Trikonasana, or triangle pose, is a beginner level position that aims to stretch your abdomen, knees, hips, shoulders, spine, ribcage, ankles, hamstrings, calves and groin.

 

The health benefits associated with the trikonasana pose includes strengthening your core muscles as well as your legs and calves. It even stretches out your shoulders, rotator cuff muscles and hips.

 

However, if you have recently suffered from any shoulder, hip or knee injuries then you should always consult a doctor before attempting the position. If possible, always arrange to learn this position under the supervision of an experienced teacher.

 

Instructions for Trikonasana
  • Firstly, stand with your feet approximately 3 feet apart
  • Your right toes should point outwards and your left toes slightly inwards
  • Outstretch your arms to the sides. Your arms should form a T shape with your torso
  • Keeping your arms level with the ground move them horizontally to the right. Push your left hip upwards and outwards
  • Slowly raise the left arm up above the head, and lower the right arm to rest on your right leg. Exhale while performing this movement
  • Next, move your arms so they are level with each other, forming a 90 degree angle with the ground. Breathe deeply and hold for 20 seconds
  • Raise your arms above your head whilst exhaling and square up your hips
  • Repeat on either side of the body 5-10 times

 

Required Preparatory Poses 

 

Follow-Up Poses Include:

 

Synonyms of Trikonasana: None
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