Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Extended Triangle Pose/Utthita Trikonasana

Extended triangle pose stretches and strengthens the thighs, knees and ankles as well as the hips groins, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, chest and spine. It also improves digestion and relieves back pain, neck pain and stress. This pose also helps manage the effects of osteoporosis, flat foot, menopause and pregnancy.   


16 comments:

  1. I'm not pregnant, but thank you anyway. :)

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  2. As a long time sufferer of flat foot, I thank you for this post!

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  3. As someone who plays a lot of sport, but has a lot of problems with my knees and ankles, this could be a lifesaver!

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  4. looks like a good way to warm up

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  5. Looks like it would stretch out the hamstrings really good.

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  6. Mrs. Penwasser really enjoys yoga and wants me to do it with her. I can't because I'm afraid one of my legs will snap like a breadstick and I'll be hopping along holding it (my leg...not 'it').
    Although, I must admit I'm kinda partial to watching her do "Downward Dog" and "Happy Baby" looks more like an invitation to me.
    But, anything to ward off the effects of menopause can't be all that bad. Can't be too careful, you know.

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  7. very insightful, thanks for the lesson. These poses are simple and aren't too hard on the back. I'm not flexible at all(unable to even touch my toes while standing).

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  8. I think i can do about half of one of those... i need to work on flexibility.

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  9. yoga make's my day better sometimes....really help's me relax!!! nice blog btw...followed!

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  10. nice position! definitely going to try it someday. :)

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  11. that looks like it'll release a lot of stress. mmmm.....

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  12. how does it improve digestion? that sounds weird to me

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  13. Wow, thanx. I have back pain, and this has multiple functions. Good pose.

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  14. Sounds wonderful! I am going to try it now!

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