Utthita Trikonasana

Extended Triangle Pose

Standing Asana


Mr. Iyengar 



Benefits


  • 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


  1. Stand in Tadasana, jump feet 4 feet apart and turn right foot 90 degrees to the right and turn left foot slightly in.

  2. Extend trunk sideways to the right, place a hand on brick, or grasp ankle.

  3. Stretch left arm up, bringing it in line with the right shoulder and extend the trunk away from legs.

  4. Keep the back of the legs, hips,