Featured Asana: Trikonasana

Utthita Trikonasana

utthita = extended
trikona = triangle

About the pose:

Utthita Trikonasana uses the legs to firmly ground the lower body (creating a triangle with the floor) and through the vertically extended arms it rotates and stretches the upper body (creating a triangle between the front foot and grounded hand).  It promotes body awareness of the actions and interconnections between legs, hips and spine.  For a detailed 3D image of the pose, click on ‘trikonasana’: http://www.bandhayoga.com/flyarounds.html

 Key muscle groups:

The primary muscles stretched in this pose are the front-leg hamstrings and the upper-side abdominal and back muscles. The primary muscles strengthened in this pose are the front and back leg quadriceps (thighs) and the back leg gluteal muscles.


– improves the flexibility of the spine and alleviates back tension

– strengthens the legs and ankles

– promotes good digestion as it tones the pelvic organs

– opens the hips and spine

Enjoy your practice 🙂

Namaste, Evelyn

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