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November 09, 2012

My Day 10 Yoga

Coordinate and balance your body with this simple asana..!!
Trikonasana (Triangle pose) :
In this asana the position of the body becomes like a triangle (trikon). And hence, it is called 'Trikonasana'. In this exercise, you build up strength in the lower back and upper legs while you remove tension from the lower and upper back, the hips and the hamstrings through both the twist and the stretching.You need a lot of concentration and precision to be able to carry it out correctly. Other than that, a number of muscles are stretched well, which results in an improvement in their functioning.

  • Persons having complaints regarding their waist and the spinal column should do this Asana under the guidance of Yoga Expert.
  • In case you have low pressure, headache or diarrhea, this asana is not suggested.   
Pre Position
Standing Position.


Lift the left leg and place it at a maximum distance towards the left.
Turn the toe of the left foot towards the left and inhale.
Exhale and bend the left leg in the knee and place the left hand palm near the left foot toe.
Take the right hand forward straight above the right ear and continue smooth breathing.

It is necessary to keep the right hand, mid body and right leg in one straight line in this asana. The neck and the waist should be kept straight. The arms of the right hand should be kept touching the right ear. At this stage, the left leg is kept bent at 90 degree angle, the left arm is kept straight & its palms placed on the floor. In this position the weight of the whole body comes on the left hand.

1.Exhale and inhaling bring the right hand to its original place.
2.Straighten the left knee and bring the left hand to its original place.
3.Turn the left leg toe to front.
4.Bring the left leg near the right one and take up the standing position. 

Internal Effects:

In this asana the weight of the body comes chiefly on the calves of the bent legs and on the muscles of the hand resting on the floor and has nice effect on them.The stretching of the body has good effect on the muscles of those parts and improves their functioning.This asana is useful for the joints if the waist.


It hould be kept for one minute on each side.

  • It has been known to help strenghten the legs as well as the back of the person.
  • While doing this asana, you stretch the groins, hamstrings and hips, thereby increasing their flexibility.
  • It helps open up the chest and shoulders of a person and also increases the lateral flexibility of the spine.
  • Performing this asana on a regular is believed to help strengthen and stimulate the kidneys as well as the abdominal region.
  • It develops the muscles along the spine and strengthens neck muscles, alleviates backaches and neck pain.
  • Indulging in this asana, on a regular basis, goes a long way in removing fat from the waist and thighs.
  • Especially beneficial for those who are suffering from constipation and indigestion.
  • This asana helps stimulate appetite and also brings relief from stiffness in the legs and hips.

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