Do you want to learn how to do trikonasana (triangle pose)? Triangle pose is a great way to stretch your body and improve your balance. It also has many other benefits, which we will discuss in this blog post.
Benefits of Trikonasana include:
– Stretching the muscles of the legs, hips, and chest
– Strengthening the muscles of the back and shoulders
– Improving balance and coordination
– Reducing stress and fatigue
Contraindictaions for Trikonasana
Trikonasana is generally safe for most people. However, there are a few contraindications to be aware of. If you have any of the following conditions, please consult your doctor before practicing this pose:
– High blood pressure
– Back injury
– Neck pain or injury
Now that we know the benefits and contraindications of Trikonasana, let’s learn how to do triangle pose.
Step-by-step instructions for Trikonasana
Stand with your feet about three to four feet apart. A good gauge to see how far apart your feet should be is the length of one of your legs. Your feet should be as far apart as that distance.
Turn your right foot out 90 degrees and your left foot in about 45 degrees.
Align the right heel with the arch of your left foot. The position of the feet is important because it determines the alignment of the hips. You want your pelvis to be even.
Extend your arms out to the sides, parallel to the ground.
Inhale and as you exhale pull the right thigh bone into the socket and bend down to your right. Don’t let your hips move forward or back. Reach down and wrap your right fingers around your right big toe.
Stretch your left arm up so your hand is pointing straight up. Gaze up at your left hand.
Engage your core. Your legs are firm. Squeeze your inner thighs toward each other.
Stay here for five breaths. Come out slowly and repeat on the other side.
There you have it! Now you know how to do trikonasana. Give it a try and see how you feel.
Watch this video with Kino for more details about the pose.
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