Triangle pose

Trikonasana

  • Stand with the feet as wide apart as comfortable and keep the legs straight.
  • Turn the right foot out to the right at 90 degrees and turn the left foot in slightly.
  • Roll the right thigh outward, so that the centre of the right knee cap is in line with the centre of the right ankle.
  • Reach the arms actively out to the sides of the body at shoulder height.
  • Bend from the hip joint and extend the torso to the right directly over the right leg.
  • Rotate the torso to the left and keep the two sides of the waist equally long.
  • Rest the right hand on the shin, ankle, or the floor.
  • Stretch the left arm towards the ceiling.
  • Keep the head in a neutral position or gaze up at the left arm.
  • Stay in this pose for up to 1 minute.
  • To release, press the back heel into the floor and reach the torso up back to centre.
  • Reverse the feet and repeat for the same duration to the left.
  • Practice up to 5 rounds.

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