#WellnessWednesday - Yoga for Life: Week 58

Extended Triangle Pose / Trikonasana

Benefits:

  • Helps relieve stress.
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs and improves digestion.
  • Stretches the hips, groins, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, chest, and spine.

Foundation & General Alignment:

  • Feet are in Warrior 2 postion.
  • Front leg is straight with toes pointing forward.
  • Arms can start out in a ‘T’ position, like Warrior 2. For full pose front arm goes down to land on ground or block by ankle of front foot.
  • Hips aren’t “popped” out, keep them in line with body.
  • Shoulders are back and away from ears.
  • Head can be turned up or looking forward.

Common Problems:

  • Hips are popped out.
  • Side body is curved over.
  • Shoulders are hunched over.

Modifications:

  • If unable to keep side body straight rest hand on top of block for extra height.
  • Do against wall for extra support.
  • Shorten stance to improve balance.

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