Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
Now it's time to learn about Trikonasana (Triangle Pose). About it:
This pose will help to stretch and strengthen the thighs, knees, and ankles while also stretching out the hips, groins, and hamstrings. You’ll also feel loosening in the shoulders, chest, and spine. It can help to ease stress, improve digestion, and may also help to decrease the symptoms of menopause. It’s also a good therapeutic treatment for anxiety, flat feet, infertility, neck pain, osteoporosis, and sciatica.
Instructions For Exercise:
To begin, stand in an upright pose and then jump the feet sideways apart about 3-4 feet. Raise arms to shoulder height, keeping them parallel to the floor. Find your stability. Next, turn your right foot out, keeping your hips facing the front, while the left foot turns inward slightly.
Pull the kneecaps up by tensing the quads, inhale and extend the spine and then exhale and begin to bend to the right, bringing the right hand to the leg and the left hand coming up so it’s facing toward the ceiling. Keep the thighs firm and think of opening the chest. Extend the neck and spine. Exhale and turn the head to look up at your left hand while keeping the whole body lifted up. Hold this position for 30-60 seconds. Next, press into the back leg and then come back into an upright position. Hold for a few moments and then repeat to the other side.
Those who have heart conditions should practice this pose while standing against a wall, keeping the top arm on the hip. Those with high blood pressure, on the other hand, should turn the head to gaze downward in the final pose and those who have low blood pressure should be cautioned when doing this pose as it may make their condition worse.