Utthita Trikonasana - Triangle Pose (Extended)

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
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Trikona means triangle (tri is three; kona is angle). The Triangle Pose both stretches and strengthens the legs, while also stretching the torso and shoulders. It is important to keep the back of the front leg active to avoid knee hyperextension.

Pose Position: Standing
Body Position: Twists, Side Bends
Body Part: Shoulders, Arms, Back, Hips, Legs

Muscle Groups

Upper Body: Pectoralis, Biceps, Erector Spinae, Abdominals
Lower Body: Gluteus Medius, Groin, Hamstrings


Nyamyj 2 years ago

I appreciate these mini tutorials on these basic poses. You are wonderful with detailed cues so one may enter and exit the pose safely and smoothly. Just what I needed, thank you Fiji.