The pose can relieve lower backaches and stress. The stimulation of the abdominal muscles also improves digestion. And as with most standing poses, triangle improves strength, stability, and balance.
Here’s how to do it on your right side:
From a standing position, step feet about 3.5-4 feet apart, the right, front foot is at a 90 degree angle and the left, back foot is at a 45 degree angle. The right heel should be in line with the left heel. Keep your hips and torso open. Take your arms out to the sides with hands at shoulder height. Press your left hip out to the side and tilt the right side of your torso over the front of the right leg. Be careful to bend from the hip and not the waist. Keep both sides of the torso long. Rotate your torso toward the sky to keep both shoulders and hips stacked. Extend your left arm up into the air and align the raised hand directly over your left shoulder. Turn your head, and gaze up to the left thumb. Reach down with your right hand. Palms are open and turned away from the body.
Repeat the pose on the left side to achieve full benefit.
For a counter-pose, follow it up with revolving triangle.
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