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Yoga pose- Triangle Pose Yoga (Trikonasana) – Steps and Benefits of Triangle Pose

What is Triangle pose (Trikonasana) & benefits of Triangle pose?

Steps and Benefits of Triangle Pose yoga

The name is derived from the Sanskrit word “utthita,” which means to extend and from the word “trikoṇa,” which means a triangle. It is a form of standing asana and is part of many yoga practices. It has many variations like Parivrtta Ttrikonasana (revolved triangle asana) and Baddha Trikonasana (bound triangle asana). in this article, you will know about benefits of triangle pose, steps, precautions and other details of Triangle pose yoga.


Benefits Of Triangle Pose (Trikonasana):

Well, Triangle pose is also known as Trikonasana and there are many benefits of Triangle pose that you should know.

Benefits of Triangle Pose are –  

• The asana helps in strengthening the muscles of the legs, knees, ankles, arms, and chest.

• It helps to stretch and open the hips, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, chest and spine.

• Regular practice of this pose helps to increase mental and physical equilibrium.

• It helps to improve the digestion.

• The pose helps to reduce anxiety, stress, back pain and sciatica.


Read more: Precautions, steps and benefits of Tree Pose


Steps of Triangle Pose Yoga:

After the benefits of Triangle pose many of you will be looking for steps of triangle pose yoga. So, just follow these simple steps to do Triangle pose perfectly.

a) Begin this pose by standing straight on the mat with your feet wide apart.

b) Then turn the right foot, 90 degrees out, and left foot by 15 degrees away from each other.

c) Try and align the center of your right heel with the center of your arch of the left foot.

d) Firmly place your feet on the mat, and distribute your body weight equally to your feet.

e) Next, inhale deeply and when exhale out slowly. Bend your body down to the right while keeping the waist straight.

f) Move your left hand up in the air while your right hand moves towards the floor. Keep both arms straight.

g) Rest your right hand on your shin ( hold your ankle or keep them on the side on the floor), be comfortable in this position, and then proceed.

h) Stretch your left arm toward the ceiling and to be in line with your shoulders. Make sure that your head stays in a neutral position.

i) Ensure that your body is bent sideways and does not bend backward or forward. Continue to stretch maximum and be steady.Take a few long and deep breaths.

j) While exhaling, let your body relax with each exhalation. Just be aligned with the body and the breath.

k) As you inhale- slowly rise and bring your arms down to your sides and straighten your feet.

l) Now you may repeat the same on the other side.



• If it isn’t possible to comfortably touch the floor with the hand or fingertips, you may try and support the palm on a block.


Precautions of Triangle Pose Yoga:

If you know about the benefits of triangle pose then you should also know about the precautions of this pose.

• You should not perform this pose if you have a heart condition or are suffering from high blood pressure.

• It is advisable to skip this pose if you have migraine or any headache-related problems.



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