Hello Everyone! I am back to continue to explain to you how to get pose in proper alignment and not overstretch your muscles and start to enjoy your poses and your yoga practice! Today, pose of the month is Triangle Pose or “Utthita Trikonasana” according Indian Sanskrit. “Utthitta” means ” extended in Sanskrit, “tri” means “three”, and “kona” indicates an angle. Benefits of this pose: tones the ligaments and improves flexibility; strengthens the ankles; relieves gastritis, indigestion and acidity; correct alignment of the shoulders; massage and tone the pelvic area; alleviates backache.
-Begin your Triangle from WarriorII on the Right side;
-Exhale, and bend your torso sideways to the right.Place your right palm flat on the floor, and press your right heel down on the floor;
-Adjust your pose until your weight rests on your right heel and not on your right palm;
-Raise your left arm towards the ceiling, in line with your shoulders and right arm;
-Turn your head, keeping your neck passive, and fix your eyes on your left thumb;
-Keep your right leg active, stable and firm;
-Take your shoulders back and tuck in the shoulders blades and back ribs;
-Keep your heels in line with each other;
-Your spine should align with your tailbone and the back of your head;
-Tuck in your buttocks and tailbone
-Your body weight should not rest on your right palm.
Stay in this pose for 15-30 breaths.
Enjoy your pose and I will see you soon for the next pose of the month!