|Yoga Asana Guide|
Triangle - Trikonasana
Trikonasana gives very good lateral
movements to the spine. It is an auxiliary asana to Ardha
Matsyendrasana, amplifying and fulfilling the Half Spinal Twist.
1. Stand straight with the feet opened a bit
more than shoulder width.
2. As you Inhale, bring the left arm
to the right ear. Make sure that the arm is
straight. Feel the stretch along the entire
right side, as though the arm is being pulled
up from the waist. Place the right hand on
the outside of the right thigh.
3. Exhale and bend to the right. Slide the
right arm down the right leg. Do not twist the
body; make sure that the hips, knees and
arms remain straight. There should be no
weight on the lower arm.
4. Hold the position for 30 seconds, slowly
increasing up to 2 minutes.
5. Inhale and return to standing position.
Repeat 2-3 times on the each side.
• The Triangle tones the spinal nerves and abdominal organs.
• The chest will relax, expand and 'open'.
• The liver and spleen are massaged and secrete more abundantly.
• A lateral stretch is given to the spine on both sides and the muscles are stretched. This keeps the spine
• The Triangle promotes hip and leg flexibility.
• People suffering from a shortening of one leg, as a result of fracture of hip, thigh or other leg bone, are
often greatly benefited from the Triangle.
• The extremities will 'warm up'.
• General circulation within the body is invigorated.
• The body becomes lighter and other asanas are improved.