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Posture of the Week: Triangle

The only posture in the 26 posture sequence that improves every muscle, joint, tendon and internal organ in the body. At the same time, it revitalizes nerves, veins, and tissues. It helps cure lumbago and rheumatism of the lower spine by flexing and strengthening the last five vertebrae.  It will help to improve crooked spines as well.  This is the most important pose to increase the strength and flexibility of the hip joint and of the muscles of the side of the torso. It also firms upper thighs and hips, slims the waistline, and improves the deltoid, trapezius, scapula, and latissimus muscles.

3 Tips for Triangle Pose:

  • The most common mistake that students make doing the triangle pose it not taking a big enough step. A good guideline for the correct size step would be drawing an imaginary line down from your wrist to your heel.

  • Do not try and keep your hips facing straight ahead when you bend your knee to a 90 degree position. Turn your hip to face the corner and then bend your knee and sit down. You will need to experiment how far to adjust your hip until it feels right to you.

  • Don’t worry if you can not touch the floor between your big and second toe. It takes time for your hips to loosen up enough in order to sit down deep enough to be able to touch the floor without any weight on your hand on the floor.