After a bit of a hiatus we are back taking an in depth look at postures. We have examined every posture up to Triangle Posture, so naturally, Triangle Posture or Trikanasana is the star of this post.
Triangle falls into the series directly after Standing Separate Leg Stretching Posture. Once again, we are straddling our mat and towel using the carpet to gain foot, ankle and leg strength. Triangle in particular takes “working 100% of the body” to a whole new level. Triangle literally improves every muscle, joint, tendon, and internal organ in the body. It revitalizes and cleanses every nerve, vein and tissue. Triangle is often referred to as the “Master Posture of the Series.” Mainly because of the wide assortment of body parts worked and improved in the posture.
Triangle strengthens and flexes the last five vertebrae, helping cure lumbago and rheumatism and improving crooked spines. Triangle is the most important pose in the series to strengthen and increase the flexibility of the hip joints and the muscles in the sides of the torso. The posture firms upper thighs and hips, the waistline, deltoid, trapezius, scapula, and latissimus muscles.