Yoga for Beginners Intro – Part 10 of 20

Triangle
Sanskrit Name: Trikonasana
Trikona = triangle

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Yoga for Beginners Intro – Part 10: Triangle

Sanskrit Name: Trikonasana
Trikona = triangle

Benefits

  • Develops strength and flexibility in the whole body
  • Strengthens the legs, knees, ankles, feet, back and neck
  • Stretches the hamstrings and spine
  • ncreases flexibility in the hips
  • Opens the chest
  • Teaches and improves alignment
  • Helps to improve digestion and elimination
  • Sends energy throughout the whole body

Points:

  • Heels in one line
  • Keep the entire base (4 corners) of the feet anchored to strengthen the feet and ankles as well as to help improve balance and stability
  • If both legs are straight keep them strong and active (firm up the thighs)
  • Lengthen and extend the whole spine towards the crown of the head
  • Twist the torso to have the top shoulder directly above the bottom shoulder
  • Both shoulders should be in the same plane as the front leg (the one that is turned out 90 degrees)
  • Extend out through both arms and keep the top hand active and engaged

Modifications:

  • If the hamstrings are tight feel free to keep the front leg bent
  • Eventually the bottom hand will come to the floor, in the beginning place the bottom hand on the thigh, shin or yoga block.
  • If the shoulders are coming forward in front of the leg you need to take the hand up higher on the leg or block so that you can keep the top shoulder in the same plane as the bottom shoulder and front leg

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