Yoga Day Countdown: Day #8

Asana #3: Trikonasana (Triange pose)

After the Tadasana (Mountain pose) and Katichakrasana (Standing Spinal Twist), this is the third asana in our selected progression.

Trikonasana

 

How it’s done

Stand straight with your feet 30 – 40 cms apart. Then place your right hand on the side of the right knee and raise the left arm upward. Slowly exhale, bending the body towards your right side and try to touch your right foot with you right hand. Your left hand should be parallel to the ground (you can bend your knee if uncomfortable). Repeat the sequence on the left side.

The video below provides a good demonstration.

Interesting asana facts

  • Very helpful for sciatica patients
  • Stimulates the nervous system and alleviates depression
  • Improves digestion
  • Purifies the blood
  • Strengthens the pelvic area and tones the reproductive organs
  • Reduces waistline fat
  • Pregnant women can do it until the sixth month of pregnancy, but slowly

Read also: Yoga Day Countdown Day #9: KatIchakrasana

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Ambika Gupta
Ambika is a Hatha Yoga teacher and an aspiring Health Coach. Her desire is to help people rediscover their health through right eating and living consciously. Ambika is also an MBA and engineering graduate and previously worked in the field of consulting with multinational IT companies.

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