Unlike other yoga poses, the Trikonasana (Triangle Pose) requires keeping the eyes open in order to maintain the balance of the body. The triangle pose that is done by bending the body to either sides simultaneously, improves the flexibility of the spine and relieves backache.
Step By Step Guide
Step 1: Stand straight. Separate your feet approximately 3.5-5 feet apart.
Step 2: Take your right foot out by 90 degrees and left foot in by 15 degrees.
Step 3: Now, align the centre of your right heel with the centre of the arch of your left foot.
Step 4: Ensure that your feet press the ground and the weight of your body is equally balanced on both of your feet.
Step 5: Inhale deeply. As you exhale, bend your body towards the right, downward from the hips, keeping the waist stiff and straight, allowing your left hand to go up in the air while your right hand goes down towards the floor. Keep both arms aligned in a straight line.
Step 6: Let your right hand rest on your shin, ankle, or the floor outside your right foot, whatever is possible without causing discomfort in the sides of the waist. Stretch your left arm towards the ceiling, in line with the tops of your shoulders. .It is advisable to keep your head in a neutral position
Step 7: Make sure that your body is bent sideways and not backward or forward. Pelvis and chest should be wide open.
Step 8: Stretch your body to the maximum limit and be steady. Keep taking deep breaths. With each exhalation, relax your body.
Step 9: Inhaling deeply, come up, bring your arms down to your sides, and straighten your feet.
Step 10: Repeat the same steps on the other side.
Benefits Of Trikoasana
1. It strengthens the legs, ankles, knees, arms and chest
2. It increases mental and physical equilibrium
3. It stretches and opens the hips, groins, calves, hamstrings, shoulders, chest and spine
4.It helps improve digestion
5. It reduces anxiety, back pain, stress and sciatica
Precautions To Be Taken
You must avoid doing this asana if you are suffering from-
2. Low or high blood pressure (high blood pressure patients may do this pose but without raising their hand overhead, as this may further raise the blood pressure)
3. Neck and back injuries.
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