Extended Triangle Pose
Increases Stamina in Asanas
Strengthens ankles correct deformity in ankles
Relieves stiffness in joints, backache and neck ache
Develops the chest
Gives strength, elasticity, and endurance
Removes heaviness and bloating sensations in the stomach, sluggishness in vital organs
How to get into Utthita Trikonasana
Stand in Tadasana, jump feet 4 feet apart and turn right foot 90 degrees to the right and turn left foot slightly in.
Extend trunk sideways to the right, place a hand on brick, or grasp ankle.
Stretch left arm up, bringing it in line with the right shoulder and extend the trunk away from legs.
Keep the back of the legs, hips,
and chest in a line. Gaze at the thumb of the outstretched left hand.
Remain in this position for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Then resist with the right arm coming up.
Repeat the posture on the left. Exhale and jump, coming back to Tadasana.
Use brick or chair for tight hamstrings
Stand against a Yoga Horse for ankle, knee, hip, back, shoulder, or pregnancy as taught by Iyengar Teacher
Stand against the wall if one is weak, aged, and not capable of judging alignment.