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How to Perform the Triangle Posture (Trikonasan)

By on June 8, 2015

A lateral stretch like a Triangle

The Triangle Posture (Trikonasan)

The Triangle Posture-Trikonasan

How to Perform the Triangle Posture (Trikonasan)

The Triangle Posture (Trikonasan) is performed using the following simple steps:

Step 1:

Stand erect with two to three feet distance between the feet. Tilt left foot outside such that it makes 90 deg angle with right foot.

Step 2:

Now with palms down, raise the arms up to shoulder heights. Bend to the left side slowly till you reach your maximum. Try to reach till toes or ankle and make your right arm and upper body is parallel to the the ground and has no twisting. Hold the posture for at least 30 seconds and with practice try to hold for 2 minutes. Similarly repeat the posture on the other side of the body.

Breathing Pattern:

When in posture twist the body from the waist while inhaling.

Benefits of The Triangle Posture (Trikonasan):

  • The posture removes fats from the waist and so help in reducing weight.
  • The posture stretches and strengthens the hips, knees, shoulders and ankles.
  • The posture strengthens the back side of thighs, calves and abdominal muscles.
  • The posture stimulates Nervous System for better coordination with muscular system.
  • The Stimulates Digestive juices and so balances the appetite.


  • The posture should be performed carefully by those having problems in their spine, knees or hips.

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