Trikonasana (Yoga Exercise)

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Posture In this Exercise the position of the body becomes like a triangle (trikon). And hence, it is called Trikonasana. (Trikon means Triangle)
Pre position : Standing Position.

How to do the Exercise:

1. Lift the left leg and place it at a maximum distance towards the left.
2. Turn the toe of the left foot towards the left and inhale.
3. Exhale and bend the left leg in the knee and place the left hand palm near the left foot toe.
4. Take the right hand forward straight above the right ear and continue smooth breathing.

Position : It is necessary to keep the right hand, mid body and right leg in one straight line in this asana. The neck and the waist should be kept straight. The arms of the right hand should be kept touching the right ear. At this stage, the left leg is kept bent at 90 degree angle, the left arm is kept straight & its palms placed on the floor. In this position the weight of the whole body comes on the left hand.

Releasing :

1. Exhale and inhailing, bring the right hand to its original place.
2. Straighten the left knee and bring the left hand to its original place.
3. Turn the left leg toe to front.
4. Bring the left leg near the right one and take up the standing position.

Duration : It should be kept for one minute on each side.

Benefits odf the Exercise: In this asana the weight of the body comes chiefly on the calves of the bent legs and on the muscles of the hand resting on the floor and has nice effect on them. The stretching of the body has good effect on the muscles of those parts and improves their functioning. This asana is useful for the joints of the waist.

Precaution : Persons having complaints regarding their waist and the spinal column should do this Asana under the guidance of Yoga Expert.

Note: This exercise is to be done by taking out the right leg.

Reference Book:- Yoga Pravesh

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The Triangle (Yoga Exercise)

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Gives an excellent lateral stretch to the spine, tones the spinal nerves, helps in the proper functioning of the digestive system. It makes the body flexable.

How to do the exercise:

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1.Stand with your feet well apart (about 3-4 feet). Point your left foot to the left, and your right foot slightly to the left. Stretch your left arms out at shoulder level and bring the right arm straight up, against your right ear. Now inhale.

2.As you exhale, bend to the left and slightly forward to bypass your ribs. Slide your left hand down your left leg and hold on to the lowest part you can reach. Look out at your right hand. Take several full breaths in this position before releasing it. Repeat, bending to the right.

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