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
Stand on feet comfortably apart
Slowly raise both arms sideways till they are horizontal
Exhale, slowly bend to the right side and place the right hand just behind the right foot
Left arm is straight up, in line with the right arm
Turn the head and gaze at the tip of the left middle finger
Prevents flat foot
Strengthens calf, thigh and waist muscles
Makes the spine flexible, improves lungs capacity
Avoid in case of slipped disc, sciatica, and after undergoing abdominal surgery
Do not go beyond limits
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.