Yoga Pose Parivrtta Trikonasana (Triangle Pose) For Stretching Muscles

Trikonasana creates a series of triangles with the body. These actions result in a power stretch f the front leg hamstrings with a secondary stretch of the back leg hamstrings and gastro soleus muscles. It also stretches the upper side abdominal and back muscles.

Benefits:

Stretches the hips, groins hamstrings and calves.
Opens the chest and shoulders.
Increases neck mobility.
Stretch the spinal muscles.
Assists treatment of neck sprains, reduces stiffness in the neck, shoulders and knees, strengthens the ankles and tones the ligaments of the arms and legs.
Stimulates the abdominal organs.
Improve digestion, relives from acidity and gastritis.
Help relive anxiety and stress.
Therapeutic for flat feet.
Effective therapy for osteoporosis and sciatica.
Remove fats from thighs and waist.
It also stimulates the nervous system andalleviates nervous depression, strengthens the pelvic area and tones the reproductive organs.

How To Do:

As you inhale, jump your legs apart and simultaneously extend your arms out to the side at shoulder height.Turn your right leg up. Align the heel of your right foot with the arch of your left. Straighten your legs and hinging from the top of your leg, reach to the right. Swing your right hand down to the floor, behind your right ankle.

roll your right thigh outward and slide your right buttock under.cut the outer edge of your left foot down and press the left thigh back.Press into your right palm and slide your right shoulder blade down your back. Move your lower ribs forward and shift your upper ribs back. Turn your head and gaze up towards your left hand. Hold for a few breaths. Then anchoring down through the outer left heel, swing yourself upright. Turn your right foot forward and jump back to standing pose. Repeat to the other side.

Variation: Work with your hand on block or a chair and see if that increases the length of your side body. Observe how the extra height allows you to turn your torso more.
If you feel neck compression when you turn your head: Work for a while with your head forward facing. Without tilting towards the shoulder, move your head back slightly and observe the impact this has on your chest.
Avoid jumping if you have sore knees or sore back, step your feet apart.

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