Trikonasana: Health Benefits, Steps, Precautions and Variations

Trikonasana, also known as Triangle pose is a yoga asana known for many health benefits. It is a standing yoga pose. It is called riangle pose because Trikon means Triangle and Asana means Pose.

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While practicing it, your body makes a triangle-like pose.

Trikonasana strengthens your knees, ankles, legs, chest, and arms. In this yoga pose, you need to keep your eyes open in order to maintain body balance.

Trikonasana stretches your shoulders, arms, hips, thorax, groins, calves, hamstrings, and knees.

Health benefits of Trikonasana

Trikonasana is known for its many health benefits. The benefits of Trikonasana are:

  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Opens up and stretches your calves, chest, spine, and shoulders
  • Relives back pain
  • Helps people suffering from Flat feet, osteoporosis and neck problems
  • Helps to relieve in Sciatica
  • Increases your mental and physical stability
  • Stimulates all the abdominal organs
  • Strengthens the core muscles of your body
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Reduces fat of your thighs and waist.

Steps of Trikonasana

Even though it is considered a beginner’s pose, you should do it using steps. So, the steps of Trikonasana are:

  1. Stand straight and keep your legs wide apart.
  2. Now keep your right foot out at 90 degrees and keep your left foot in at 15 degrees, and your arms wide on both sides.
  3. Keep your weight equal on both your legs.
  4. Now inhale deeply than while exhaling, bend your body to the right side and downward from the hips, making your right hand going down while right going upwards.
  5. Keep your waist straight & eyes open.
  6. Now rest right hand on your ankle or toes, and left hand upwards; towards the ceiling.
  7. Stretch your body and keep taking long deep breaths.
  8. Hold this position for 20-25 seconds and relax your body as you practice Trikonasana.
  9. To come back to the starting position, come up as you inhale and bring your arms downwards on your sides.
  10. You can repeat it on the other side too.
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Precautions to take while doing Trikonasana

  • Avoid practicing Trikonasana if you’re suffering from migraine
  • People with high blood pressure should not raise their arms
  • Don’t practice it if you’re suffering from Diarrhoea
  • If you’re suffering from knee, back or neck injury then don’t practice Trikonasana

Preparatory poses for Trikonasana

To prepare yourself for Trikonasana, you can practice these yoga poses:

Follow-up poses for Trikonasana

After mastering Trikonasana, you can do the following yoga pose.

Variations of Trikonasana

You can further practice these variations of Trikonasana after practicing it.

  • Baddha Trikonasana (Bound Triangle pose)
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle pose)

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Author: Manisha Yadav

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