What is Trikonasana and Its Benefits

What is Trikonasana?

“Trikonasana” is the combination of two Sanskrit words “Trikon” and “Asana”, where “Trikon” means Triangle and “Asana” means pose.  This asana look like the triangle shape, that’s the reason this Asana is also known as Trikonasana.  This triangle pose is very important pose for health and wellness. This asana helps to stretches the muscles and improve the function of the body. In the asana, the body is stretched in such a way that the triangle like shape is formed. Different yoga school in Rishikesh have different-different views about what is Trikonasana and how to do Trikonasana. So, most of the yoga students comes to India and join the yoga teacher training in Rishikesh to know How to do Trikonasana and Trikonasana benefits.


Trikonasana is a standing position and providing the deep stretch to the whole body parts. When you do this asana your entire body weight comes to rest on the calves of the bent legs, beside with the muscles of the hand that is resting on the floor, strengthening both of them in turn. Trikonasana improves the balance and concentration and also good for strengthening the core and legs.

Important Tips for Beginners to do Trikonasana

  • Yoga beginners always make sure that they have done a good warm up exercise of the whole body before do this asana.
  • It is most important to keep the right leg straight than to bring the right hand on the floor.
  • Do not rest the hand directly on the knee, though as this creates too much pressure on the knee.
  • When you trying to do this trikonasana, always make sure to keep your lower back completely straight.
  • While performing the asana, ensure that you do not twist along the hips as well.


Precaution to do Trikonasana

  • It you are suffering from back and spinal injuries then you should not perform Trikonasana.
  • High or low blood pressure patient always avoid this asana.
  • The person who is suffering from Migraine avoids this asana.
  • A person, who is suffering from diarrhoea, neck and back injuries, should not to do this Trikonasana.
  • Especially for pregnant women if there is any complication, then you should practice under the expert guidance and consult a doctor before perform Trikonasana.
  • If you are performing this asana, then don’t take the support of your knee as it exerts excess pressure to your knee that may lead to knee problems.


How to do Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

To do this asana just follow the steps.

  • First of all, stand by keeping some distance between your legs about three to four feet.
  • Now, extend your arms at the shoulder level, inhale and raises your right arm by the side of your head.
  • After that, bend your right arms with exhaling towards the left side by keeping your body weight equally on both the feet. You always ensure that the right arm become parallel to the ground.
  • Now you should maintain this position as per your comfort with normal breathing and come to the original position by inhaling.
  • Now, do the same procedure with the left arm.
  • Repeat from bending left side then the right side and perform 4 to 6 rounds of Trikonasana.


Benefits of Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

  • This Trikonasana helps to strengthen your legs, ankles and knees.
  • This asana is good for your digestion
  • In Trikonasana, the triangle pose helps to expand your chest and shoulders.
  • With this asana, it provides stamina, balance, energy and develops focus.
  • This asana helps to strengthen the muscles in the hips, thighs and back.
  • This asana may be used for stress management.
  • This asana is recommended for those people who are facing the conditions of weight and obesity, because this asana is good to burn fat.
  • It helps to improve the balance and increase the concentration.
  • By performing Trikonasana, it increases mental and physical equilibrium.
  • It reduces anxiety, stress, back pain and sciatica.