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Asana Type:

Target Body Part:

Difficulty Level:

YCB Level:


Hamstrings, hips, groin, chest (opener)


Level 1


Triangle Pose (Utthita Trikonasana) is a fundamental yoga pose found in almost every style of yoga. It is almost certain that you will encounter it in your first few yoga classes and for many years to come. Its simplicity belies its effectiveness as a hamstring stretch. The foundation of the pose is established with grounded feet and strong legs, allowing the chest to twist deeply and blossom open.

How to do


Step 1 

Stand on feet comfortably apart

Step 2

Slowly raise both arms sideways till they are horizontal

Step 3

Exhale, slowly bend to the right side and place the right hand just behind the right foot

Step 4

Left arm is straight up, in line with the right arm

Step 5

Turn the head and gaze at the tip of the left middle finger

Benefits of


  1. Prevents flat foot

  2. Strengthens calf, thigh and waist muscles

  3. Makes the spine flexible, improves lungs capacity

Cautions of


  1. Avoid in case of slipped disc, sciatica, and after undergoing abdominal surgery

  2. Do not go beyond limits

  3. If cannot touch the feet then reach to the knees

Note: All the asanas and pranayama should be performed under the guidance of your certified yoga teacher.

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