Triangle Pose

What is Triangle Pose?

Triangle Pose is a standing yoga pose that opens the chest and shoulders, as well as providing a deep stretch for the hamstrings, groins and hips. The posture encourages overall balance and stability while it strengthens the muscles of the lower body.

How do you do Triangle Pose?

  • Step 1

    Begin standing, then lightly jump your feet apart to a wide position about three to four feet apart. Turn your left foot out and turn to face that direction. Take a slight bend in your left leg and raise your arms out on your sides, forming a “T” shape.

  • Step 2

    Straighten through your left leg, then hinge and reach your torso over your left leg as your hips jut back. Rotate your left palm so it faces the ceiling, and gaze out over your left arm.

  • Step 3

    Maintain a long, straight spine as you reach your left hand to the mat, placing it in front of your left foot. If you feel off balance, bring in your back leg closer to shorten your stance. Gaze towards your right arm, which should be extended overhead. Hold and repeat on the other side.

How do you modify Triangle Pose?

  • Triangle Pose for Prenatal

  • Triangle Pose for Beginners

  • Triangle Pose for Tight Hips

What are the benefits of Triangle Pose?

  • Flexibility

  • Full Body Stretch

  • Relaxation

Expert opinion

Visualize and feel your body make many triangles with arms, legs, head, neck and hands.

Feel strong and rooted through your feet while feeling light and lifted through torso and arms.

Diana Bozalis Rodgers,We Yogis in Dallas

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