How to do Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)


Trikonasana (Triangle Pose) is a standing pose that helps to tone the legs, reduces stress and increases mental and physical equilibrium.

Tri-Three | Kon- Angle | Asana-Pose

This asana is pronounced as Tree-kone-nah-sah-nah. Trikonasana posture reflects the triangular shape created by your body in the full version of the pose. This pose requires keeping your eyes open in order to maintain body balance and stability. You just need a yoga mat and lots of willing power to practice this asana. (Featured Photo credit: Yoga Journal)

Benefits of Triangle Pose

  • This pose strengthens the legs, knees, ankles, chest, and arms
  • Stretches and open the hips, hamstrings, groins, calves, shoulders, chest and spine
  • This pose helps to release stress, depression, and aids to improve digestion
  • It provides stamina, energy, balance and develops focus
  • Improves metabolism and stimulates the organs
  • A good posture to shed your extra kilos


If you have any recent medical concerns, discuss with your doctor before practicing this yoga pose. Do not practice this pose if you have low blood pressure or suffering from headaches, migraine or diarrhea. This pose shouldn’t be performed who has severe back pain. The practitioners who are suffering from neck injuries should not turn their heads to face the top hand but should continue looking straight ahead.

Steps to do a perfect Triangle Pose

Photo Credit: Yoga International


  • Start Standing with your feet wide (one leg) apart.
  • Open and stretch your arms to the sides at shoulder height.
  • Move your right foot out 90 degrees and your left toes in about 45 degrees.
  • Keep your feet pressed against the ground and inhale. While exhaling, bend your right arm and make it touch the ground while your left arm goes up.
  • Keep your waist straight and your body is bent sideways. Take deep breaths.
  • Relax and repeat on the other side.


Practice warm up exercises of the whole body before you do this pose. While bending forward do it slowly and gently so as not to lose your body balance. Do not rest your lower hand directly on your knee. This may create too much pressure on your knee joint. Regular Practice of this pose will bring strength, stability, and equilibrium to your everyday routine. yingcht_2017-08-04T12-40_bffaa8_1500x200_yogamats._V519627900_ (1).jpg

Enjoy your yoga practice and have an awesome day! If you feel this article is helpful to you then share your experience with us by commenting below your favorite benefit. We would be happy to hear from you!

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