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Triangle Pose

Angle-Based Images: Triangle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Triangle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Triangle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Triangle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Triangle Pose Video
Triangle Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in warrior II with your right leg forward.
Triangle Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Lengthen your right leg so that both legs are straight.
Triangle Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Stay facing the left, and bend from your hip joint as you reach your right arm forward and down toward your right shin. Lean the side of your torso forward in the same plane as your front leg. Keep both sides of your torso long.
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Triangle Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Rest your right hand on your right shin or, if there is space, bring your fingertips to the ground inside of your front foot, or to a block for added stability. Be careful not to place your hand on your knee.
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Triangle Pose: Step 5
Step 5 Extend your left arm up above your shoulders, in a straight line with your right arm. Look up at your left thumb, and breathe here for at least three deep breaths, then repeat on other side.
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Progressions & Variations

Tips

Not recommended for those with low blood pressure, or those suffering from headaches or diarrhea, or with knee, ankle, back, or neck maladies.

Benefits

Strengthens and lengthens the lower body and abdominals. Opens the chest to allow for deeper breathing. Is thought to help lower back pain. This pose is said to relieve stress and anxiety.

Modifications

Use a block underneath your bottom hand to make this easier. To deepen, draw your shoulder blades down and together and lean back as if there was an imaginary wall behind you.

Related Exercises

  • Strength Exercises
  • Core Exercises
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