Triangle pose is a staple in yoga classes for a reason: Not only is it a juicy stretch, but it strengthens a good amount of muscles, too. This beginner-friendly posture can be easily modified to suit most skill levels, and incorporated into a variety of yoga flows. Here’s how to do it, as demonstrated by certified yoga instructor, Phyllicia Bonanno, plus tips and modifications to keep in mind.
How to do triangle pose, Trikonasana
As soon as you give this pose a try, you’ll probably notice it fires up the core pretty quickly—especially the obliques. This core strengthening can help with overall stability, balance, and posture.
On top of that, triangle is great for the spine, helping to lengthen it out, and also targets the hips and shoulders, offering both a nice stretch and increased mobility.
And lastly, triangle may help promote digestion, as it gently stimulates all those digestive organs.
The bottom line is, this pose manages to stretch nearly anything you could want to stretch, as well as encourages a strong core, which comes with so many other benefits. Whether you do it in your next Vinyasa class or at-home practice, it’s a pose you’ll want to remember.