Trikonasana (Triangle Pose): Step by Step & Benefits
In Sanskrit language “Trikona” stands for “three angles” or “triangle” and also while practicing this asana the body structure seems to be triangular shape that is why this asana is renowned as Triangle Pose. This asana is also famous by the name Utthita Trikonasana which means “Extended Triangle Pose”. Here we showcase steps for how to do Trikonasana and straightforward method for gaining Trikonasana benefits. This asana stimulates flow of blood in entire body and also provide relaxation to shoulders, back, legs and forearms muscles. It also offers ease to spinal disc and reduces lower-back disorders.
Following are the steps for how to do Trikonasana with correct manner to gain its benefits.
Step 1: -
First of all stand in normal Tadasana posture.
Step 2: -
Now keep your feet slightly further apart exactly equal to the distance between two shoulders.
Step 3: -
Now inhale deeply and raise both arms in upward direction such that they parallel to the ground and palms facing in downward direction.
Step 4: -
Exhale and turn torso to the left with a bend at waist such that right hand is in touch with the left ankle. Palm of right hand is kept along the outside of left ankle by extending left hand straightly upward.
Step 5: -
Keep both hands and legs firmly straight and avoid bending at elbows and knees.
Step 6: -
Turn head on left side upward direction and gaze at left hand fingertips.
Step 7: -
Now inhale and get back to initial posture with both arms stretched out.
Step 8: -
Retain this posture by holding breathe as long as one feels it comfort and ease.
Step 9: -
Now exhale and repeat same 4 – 8 steps on other side.
Time Duration for Trikonasana
It is suggested that one should practice Triangle Pose for 2-3 times on both sides as long as one can hold breathe during forward bending posture.
Advantages of Trikonasana
1) Trikonasana benefits you to stimulate blood flow in the body.
2) It stretch and provides relaxation to the shoulders, back, arms and legs.
3) It stretches thighs, calves & hamstring muscles and making them fit and strong.
4) While practicing Trikonasana steps even a slight spine twist can provide flexibility to spinal disc and reduces lower back disorders.
5) Trikonasana benefits to increase blood flow to the head area.
Asanas described here should be practiced strictly under the guidance of Yoga teacher or under the supervision of yoga expert only.