Benefits of TrikonasanaLet’s consider this yoga asana which is simple to execute but has many significant benefits. Trikonasana, as the name suggests is a triangle-shaped asana and can provide the following benefits if practiced regularly.1. Helps in stretching hips, side of the torso and the hamstrings of your left leg.2. Stretches the spine.3. Supports the stimulation of spinal nerves.4. It helps in improving the alignment of shoulders and flexibility of the spine.5. It also strengthens the ankles and tones the ligaments of the arms and legs.(3 Simple Yoga Poses After Dinner That Can Boost Digestion)Who should stay away from Trikonasana?This asana shouldn’t be performed by those who suffer from severe back pain. Others who are advised against trying this asana include those suffering from diarrhea, neck & back injuries, dizziness or vertigo because it is very easy to lose your balance while performing this pose. (Yoga for Beginners: 10 Basic Poses (Asanas) to Get You Started)How to do this body balancing asanaStand erect and set your legs wide apart. Point your left foot out so that it is perpendicular to your right foot. This gives you a slightly broader base to balance on. Extend your arms at the shoulder level. Inhale and raise your right arm by the side of your head. Make sure that both your arms are parallel to each other and your legs are stretched straight. Now, while exhaling gently slide your upper body to the left and tilt it down. Your arm will also move simultaneously. As your left hand comes down you can keep it on the ankle, over the shin, on your knee or simply rest it on the floor. Your chest and tummy should be facing the front. Remember that you need to get all the muscles involved and make sure all the joints are in one line. Gently stretch your left palm away from the body and press with the back of your hand into the shin or ankle. This will push your hip forward and the right shoulder will be pulled further back engaging all the muscles. The weight should be on both the legs and you are just pressing your hands against the inside of the leg to maintain balance. Repeat it using the other arm. You can practice this pose for 2-6 long breaths.
A. Extended Triangle pose (Utthita trikonasana)B. Bound Triangle pose (Baddha trikonasana)C. Revolved Triangle pose (Parivrtta trikonasana)D. Reclining triangle pose (Supta trikonasana)
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