Revolved Triangle Pose
Trikonasana (trih-koh-nah-sah-nah[needs IPA]; Sanskrit: त्रिकोणासनम्; IAST: trikoṇāsanam) or Triangle Pose is an asana. Variations include utthita trikonasana (extended triangle pose), baddha trikonasana (bound triangle pose) and parivrtta trikonasana (revolved triangle pose). The name comes from the Sanskrit words trikona (त्रिकोण, trikoṇa) meaning "triangle", and asana (आसन) meaning "posture" or "seat". Trikonasana is usually performed in two parts, facing left, and then facing right. The practitioner begins standing with the feet one leg-length apart, knees unbent, turns the right foot completely to the outside and the left foot less than 45 degrees to the inside, keeping the heels in line with the hips.
- Strengthens and stretches the legs
- Stretches the hips and spine
- Opens the chest to improve breathing
- Relieves mild back pain
- Stimulates the abdominal organs
- Improves sense of balance