April 20, 2020
How to do Trikonasana - Triangle Yoga pose
Trikonasana (from Sanskrit) - "tri” means "three", “kona” means "angle", and “asana" means “pose”.
Trikonasana improves overall balance and stability, both physically and mentally. It stimulates self-confidence and courage.
Trikonasana helps to relieve stress and anxiety and stimulates the nervous system and alleviates nervous depression 👌
Why you should practice Trikonasana:
✔️ stretches thighs, knees, ankles, hips, groins, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, chest, spine
✔️ improves digestion, circulation, stimulates appetite
✔️ improves concentration
✔️ relieves backache, lessens neck pain
✔️ helps to control fear, anger
✔️ stimulates self-confidence, courage
✔️ helps to relieve stress and anxiety
✔️ stimulates navel chakra - Manipura chakra (associated with vitality - it controls our energy balance to strengthen and consolidate our health)
✔️ balances Sushumna Nadi
🚫 severe back conditions
🚫 low blood pressure
🚫 high blood pressure: turn the gaze downward
🚫 neck issues: turn the gaze downward
▫️ practice against the wall
▫️ keep top arm on the hip
▫️ place your bottom hand on the shin or on the block
▫️ turn the gaze downward
🤔 How to?
1️⃣ Stand at the top of your mat with your feet hip-distance apart and your arms at your sides.
2️⃣ Step your feet about a leg’s length apart. The feet are parallel with the heels in line
3️⃣ Turn your right foot out 90 degrees so your toes are pointing forward. The center of the foot is parallel to the long side of the mat. The right knee is pointing straight ahead
4️⃣ Turn your left foot slightly inwards. All corners of both feet are grounded
5️⃣ Raise your arms to the side to shoulder-height, so they’re parallel to the floor, directly over your legs. With your palms facing down, reach actively from fingertip to fingertip.
6️⃣ Reach through your right hand in the same direction as your right foot is pointed, keeping the torso in one plane. Shift your left hip back so your tailbone and pelvis tilt toward the left. Fold at your right hip. Do not let your torso drop forward
7️⃣ Place your right hand on top of your right shin, on a block, or on the floor. Reach your left arm up toward ceiling. Keep your left arm in line with your shoulders. Gently turn the head to gaze up to the thumb of the left hand
8️⃣ Hold the pose for up to 1 minute
9️⃣ To come out from the pose:
To release, inhale and press firmly through your left heel as you lift your torso. Lower your arms. Turn to the left, reversing the position of your feet, and repeat for the same length of time on the opposite side.
👉 If you feel unbalanced, keep your top hand on your hip and don’t raise your arm until you feel fully stable
👉 You should focus on keeping your front leg straight and your torso aligned with your thigh than resting your hand on the floor. Lower your hand as far down as your flexibility permits - on the shin, on the blocks
👉 Never rest your lower hand directly on your knee
Do you practice Trikonasana? Let us know in the comments!