Top Menu

Triangle Pose Dutch Smiling Yogi

Triangle pose – Utthita Trikonasana

triangle pose - trikonasana

triangle pose – trikonasana

How many hours do we spend behind a computer or telephone on a day? Even writing this I’m behind a computer. I have a pretty ‘wide one’ with me, but still my shoulders are bend forward a bit. And trying to sit up straight doesn’t always work as well. Utthita Trikonasana – triangle pose is a nice asana that can correct both problems.

Getting in to Trikonasana – triangle pose:

– Start in Tadasana

– Breath in and step back in a wide legged position. Open your arms sideways. Your wrists should be more or less above your ankles

– Turn your right foot outwards for 90 degrees and the left foot inwards a little bit.

– Stretch and firm the left leg.

– Breath out, lengthening yourselves first to the right side as far as you can and bring your right hand down towards your right ankle. If you make it, your hand can rest on the floor.

– Bring your left arm up, so it forms a straight line with the right and look up at your hand.

– Open your shoulders, pushing your shoulders blades back on your body and open your left hip.

– Stay in the pose for halve a minute.

– slowly come up and change sides.

Benefits:

– Stretches and strengthens the thighs, knees, and ankles

– Stretches the hips, groins, hamstrings, and calves; shoulders, chest, and spine

– Stimulates the abdominal organs, improves digestion and stimulates the lower back

– Relieves backache

Source: Iyengar – Light on Yoga / Key muscles of Yoga – Ray Long / Ashtanga – David Swenson /  Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha – Swami Satyananda Saraswati

 

, , , , ,

2 Responses to Triangle pose – Utthita Trikonasana

  1. Karin 14 January 2015 at 16:34 #

    Great Picture!

    As a matter of fact, we did the Trikonasana yesterday in Hatha Class, we did get help (woodbocks)! 🙂

  2. John Kraijenbrink 15 January 2015 at 03:54 #

    Thx. It’s already an oldy.
    I love trikonasana. Stretches me rigth at the places I need it most. 🙂

Private: yoga courses

Ready to start with yoga? Do you want to get more flexible? Finally get rid of back pain and / or stress? Or do you think yoga is something for you? Whatever your reason is, we have the yoga courses for you.

Yoga courses for beginners

yoga courses

yoga courses

This Yoga beginners course guides you through the first steps on your yoga mat. The course consists of seven video classes and an introduction video. The classes are between 35 and 45 minutes. The course is designed to give you the best start to yoga you can imagine.

The course only costs 6,95 euros, because we want to help as many people as we can to start with yoga.

You’ll find this course in our webshop.


Thai Yoga massage tutorial

thai yoga massage tutorial

Thai Yoga Massage

A Thai yoga massage is a beautiful gift to give and to receive. With our Thai Yoga massage video tutorial you will be able to give this gift. This tutorial will guide you step-by-step through a relaxing massage. This tutorial consists of two video of half an hour: one massage for the front of the body, one for the back of the body.

Thai yoga massage is practiced with clothes on.

We love Thai yoga massage. To let as many people as we can experience it, we only ask 5 euros for this tutorial.

You’ll find this tutorial in our webshop.