Saturday, October 1, 2011

Trikonasan (Triangle Pose)

  • Stand up straight—in an upright position—with both feet joined together and arms by your sides, i.e. Saral Tadasan.
  • Now, spread your feet about 3-4 feet apart, with the toes pointing forward.
  • Breathe in (Radhey) and raise your arms sideways to the shoulder level, with the palms facing downward.
  • While breathing out (Krishna), gently bend down rightward from your waist, and try to touch your right foot with right hand.
  • Do not bend either forward or backward; also make sure the hips, back of the legs, and the backbone stay in aligned.
  • Keep your knees and the elbows locked.
  • Straightening your left arm, align it with the right hand; ensure the right palm faces forward.
  • Slightly twist your head to look at the left palm.
  • Remain in this position for 15-20 seconds with normal breathing.
  • With a slow inhalation (Radhey), return to the central position; now outstretch both arms horizontally.
  • Practice on the left side in the similar manner.
  • This finishes one round; complete two more rounds.
  • Lastly, come into Shithil Tadasan and relax.
  • On mentally chanting “Radhey Krishna” with your each breath and the movements synchronized with them
  • On the balance
  • On the stretches and strains of the side portions of the body in the final state
  • Trikonasan tones the nervous system and alleviates nervous depression. 
  • It alleviates constipation and improves digestion as there is induction of jaṭharāgni (digestive fire) and activates intestinal peristalsis. 
  • This pose not only prevents from flat foot, but it also helps correct the curvatures of the back and makes the spine extremely flexible.
  • While stretching the sides of the body, the waist becomes very flexible and if regularly practiced, the waistline’s fat is reduced considerably. 
  • It is also effective in strengthening both—the calf and the thigh—muscles.
  • People with poor back conditions, and/or those who have undergone a recent abdominal surgery should avoid this asan.

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