Triangle Yoga Pose

Triangle Yoga Pose

Trikonasana

Triangle Yoga Pose stretches the hamstrings and hips and opens the chest and shoulders. It reduces stress and anxiety and creates mental stability and balance. This popular Yoga Pose strengthens the legs, back, and neck and helps with sciatica.

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1 Begin standing at the top of your mat with your feet hip-distance apart and your arms at your sides.

2 Step or hop your feet wide apart, about 4 to 5 feet.

3 Turn your right foot out 90 degrees so your toes are pointing to the top of the mat. Center your right knee over your right ankle. Pivot your left foot slightly inward so your back toes are at a 45-degree angle.

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4 Inhale and raise your arms out to the sides in line with your shoulders, so they’re parallel to the ground and aligned directly over your legs. With your palms facing down, reach actively from fingertip to fingertip.

5 As you inhale, reach forward with your right hand and draw your left hip back. Deepen the crease your right hip and release your right hand down to your shin or a block placed behind your right shin. Turn your left palm forward, with your finger tips reaching toward the sky, and twist your chest open toward the sky. Soften your left hip down slightly.

6 Gently turn your head to gaze up at your right hand. Draw your chin in toward your throat to length the back of your neck.

7 Stay and breathe for up to 5 breaths, opening the chest on each inhale and drawing your ribs and navel in on each exhale.

8 Inhale to stand and repeat on the other side.

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