- Stand in Tadasana.
- Inhale and step out with your feet pointing forward approximately 4 - 5 feet apart.
- Stretch your arms, shoulder blades wide, palms facing down parallel to the floor
- Turn in your left foot in about 45°.to the right and your right foot out to the right 90°.
- Align the right heel with the left heel
- Exhale and bend your torso sideways to the right
- Place your right hand on your shin, ankle, or the floor outside your right foot
- Tuck in your should blades, your back ribs, your buttocks and your tailbone
- Align your spine with the back of your head and your tailbone
- Stretch your left arm toward the ceiling
- Ground your right big toe and tighten your calf and thigh
- Keep your head down, or in a neutral position or look up at the left thumb
- Stay in this pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute, don’t forget to breathe.
- Inhale to come up
- Reverse the feet and repeat on the other side for the same length of time
- Stretches and strengthens your thighs, hips, groins, calves, knees and ankles
- Stretches and opens shoulders and chest
- Helps stimulate the abdominal organs
- Improves the flexibility of spine
- Corrects body alignment
- Alleviates backache
- Improves digestion
- Relieve stress
Cathi's note: Trikonasana, the Triangle pose improves the strength, stability and balance of your body and the mind. For beginners, please take your time in learning and mastering this pose. I cannot over emphasize the importance of listening to your body and use common sense. * Practice this pose with your with your shoulders and buttocks against the wall and your hand on your shin or on a yoga block to help keep the shoulders, hips and feet in alignment
Namaste -- Cathi