Extended Triangle Pose – Utthita Trikonasana – उत्थित त्रिकोणासन

Utthita Trikonasana – Steps, Benefits & Contraindications

Trikonasana or Utthita Trikonasana (उत्थित त्रिकोणासन – Utthita Trikonasana In Hindi) is also called the Extended Triangle Pose in Yoga. A classic standing posture in yoga, The Extended Triangle Pose, or Utthita Trikonasana (oo-TEE-tah trik-cone-AHS-uh-nah), strengthens and stretches the entire body. When you look at the shape of the posture, you see the triangle is formed. A little closer look will allow you to witness more triangles hidden in the shape of the body – like between the two legs and the floor, between the front foot and the front hand, etc.

Different schools of yoga have different views on Trikonasana, its variants and how it can be performed and what the final pose should be. The common thing among all variants of Trikonasana is that all of them stretch and strengthen the muscles of back, thighs, back of the legs and waist. All variants of Trikonasana brings stability, strength, and stamina in one’s life.

Utthita Trikonasana Steps

Utthita Trikonasana Contraindications & Precautions

Utthita Trikonasana Benefits

Utthita Trikonasana instills strength and stability in the legs and the feet and expands the torso. When the arms and legs are stretched out, it creates evenness and feeling of balance in the body. As balance develops between legs, arms, and torso, the mind too becomes even and steady and stress levels get reduced. With the reduced stress, even and steady mind, and the awareness inward, the true experience of yoga, or union, begins.

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