If you’re a yoga-lover, you know how great it is for stretching, strengthening and toning. But not all yoga poses are created equally. Each one has unique benefits. Today, we’re focusing on Triangle Pose.
Instruction by Danielle Diamond of Xen Strength Yoga
Triangle pose is a move that is practiced even at the beginner-yoga level. It has modifications to make it easier (beginners) and ways to make it more challenging (experienced yogis). But before we dive into how to do a triangle pose, let’s discuss what is does for the body. When practiced consistently, triangle pose can:
- alleviate back pain
- stretch legs, ankle joints, knees, hips, shoulders, calf and spine
- strengthen legs, knees, ankles, core and obliques
Those are just the physical benefits. Practicing triangle pose has therapeutic benefits, as well. Feeling stressed? Flow into triangle pose. Feeling anxious or on edge? Ease into triangle pose. Have a food intolerance or tummy issues? This pose can even improve digestion.
What I love about this pose is its versatility. It’s doable for both beginners and experienced practicers, and also physically beneficial for all fitness levels. With so much emphasis on back strength, this is the perfect pose for releasing tension in the back – which both sedentary and active lifestyles can cause.