Upper Limb, Chest, Groin, Thighs and Legs
Trikonasana is an important posture of yoga science. Trikonasana is a word derived from two words of the Sanskrit language - "Trikon" (त्रिकोणा) meaning Triangle & "Asana" (आसन) which means posture. While performing this asana, the muscles of the body are stretched in three different angles. For this reason, this asana is called Trikonasana or the Triangle Pose in English.Also, mornings are the ideal time to practice this Asana. If you don’t have time to practice in the morning you can also do it in the evening as it also a good time to practice this asana.
Trikonasana Step By Step Video
The Triangle Pose is always performed in two parts -
By practicing Trikonasana regularly, you can avail the following benefits -
The triangle pose is a foundational asana, meaning it's one of the building blocks upon which other poses are constructed. It strengthens the thighs, knees and ankles; stretches the hips, groins, hamstrings and calves; shoulders and chest; stimulates the abdominal organs; improves digestion; firms up your buttocks and lengthens your spine.
The triangle pose has several preparatory poses that you can try before moving on to trikonasana itself. They will help you build strength and flexibility and improve alignment in the triangle pose.
Utthita means “intense,” “powerful,” or “deliberate;” and “asana” refers to a pose in yoga. Uttanasana is a powerful seated forward bend that can help straighten the spine and increase circulation to the head and neck areas. The pose is more intense than Upavistha Konasana (Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend) but less intense than Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide-Legged Stride Forward Bend).
Downward-Facing Dog, or Adho Mukha Svanasana, is one of the most common yoga asanas. It’s also one of the easiest to practice once you learn it, making it an ideal introductory pose. Downward Facing Dog stretches your hamstrings and calves, opens your shoulders and chest, and strengthens your arms, back and core.
Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I pose) prepares you for trikonasana by stretching your hamstrings, calves and hips. This position also strengthens your back muscles, shoulders and arms.
Virabhadrasana II is the second of three warrior poses. In this specific variation, you will place your front foot in a pigeon stance with your knee bent at a 90-degree angle and rotate your back hip outward so that it faces the ceiling. Keep both knees aligned directly over the ankle joints, shoulders stacked directly above wrists, and gaze steady toward a neutral point in front of your body.
This variation of the simple triangle pose is a bit challanging. To perfom baddha Trikonasana, when you are in the triangle pose, move one of your hand behind your back to touch your hip and other hand under your thigh and touch the fingers of the first hand. This posture is great for strengthening legs.
Another advanced variation of the triangle pose, practicing this pose can easily lead to injuries and therefore should be practiced under supervision of a trained yoga professional.
Practicing this pose will strengthen and stretch your legs and hips. It is a challanging twisting pose and can be difficult for many yoga beginners.
Another twisted variation of trikonasana. In this your pelvis remains in one position wherease your shoulder rotates. But it can be difficult as you trun your spine you can easily loose your balance.