Trikonasana/Triangle Pose

Trikonasana or Triangle Pose opens the hip joints, inner thighs and the hamstrings.  The pose also helps improve breathing by creating space between the ribs.  Please exercise caution if you experience sacroiliac discomfort or any discomfort.

How to get into the pose:

  1. Stand in Tadasana/Mountain Pose (Use a wall, chair, block/s for support if needed for alignment or balance).
  2. Separate feet 3 /12 – 4 1/2 feet apart (what is comfortable for your body) and extend arms in line with your shoulders out to the side.
  3. Turn left foot slightly in and your right foot out at 90 degrees to practice on your right side.
  4. Roll your right thigh outward without moving your right foot.
  5. Hinge at the right hip crease and reach out to your right, keeping your torso in line with your right thigh.
  6. Place your right hand to the outside of your ankle  (using any props that are appropriate for your body to maintain proper alignment) while your left arm extends upward.
  7. Turn your head to look up at your left hand (only if it is comfortable and appropriate for your neck).
  8. To come out, extend through left arm, ground your left foot and lift your right arm to come into Tadasana/Mountain Pose.
  9. Repeat on the other side.

Have a beautiful day!  Namaste.