Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Triangle Pose

Triangle is another basic pose that you will find in almost any yoga class. "Basic" does not necessarily mean "easy," however. If you do Trikonasana correctly, it should offer new difficulties each time-which is a good thing! Trikonasana, though it definitely tones the thighs, should be thought of as primarily a core pose. Your obliques get a workout, while the internal organs are massaged and the back lengthens and stretches out. These things will be even more apparent in Parivrtta Trikonasana, the Revolved Triangle Pose. This pose will force you to look at the world from a different perspective, something most of us haven't done since we were babies. It also may make you fall over. As long as you don't get injured, that's ok! Falling over is part of yoga. Make sure that as you reach for the heights in graceful balances and as you twist upside down in Parivrtta Trikonasana that you ground yourself through the feet-creating a stable base from which to soar from. Enjoy the next video as an intro to these fundamental poses!

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