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Yoga: Utthita Trikonasana

By Carmela Turner Subscribe to RSS | March 1st 2012 | Views:
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People opt for different exercises that help them stay fit. They develop a routine for themselves as per their body requirement. Gym, jogging, aerobics, dancing, sports etc. different people choose different ways of staying fit. One very popular form of exercise is ‘yoga’- a blend of meditation and asanas (body postures) that help one in staying fit, physically and mentally. There are many variations to this exercise. One such variation is Utthita Trikonasana.

Yoga has its history at least 5000 years back. It originated in the India and realizing its benefits, it has spread to different parts of eth world. There are many different types of yoga, for example, Kundalini, Hatha, Power, yoga teacher training Hot, Prenatal, etc. Different ages, body requirements and different ailments have different solutions in this exercise. Also, there are different asanas or postures that serve different benefits. Every posture has a direct impact on a certain part of your body or mind. One such asana is ‘trikonasana’. In Sanskrit, ‘trikon’ means triangle. It thus includes forming various triangle poses of your body. The variations to this asana are ‘utthita trikonasana’ and ‘parivrtta trikonasana’.

This triangle pose or trikonasana is very beneficial for your entire body. It will help you stretch each and every muscle of your body and strengthen while you form triangles with your body. You need to balance on your hand, stretch your legs. Stretch the upper part of your body stretched; keep your body stiff, etc. All this helps in strengthening your body. While you stretch, you also release the tension in your muscles. You tend to increase the flexibility of your body. The variations to this asana are very helpful and beneficial.

Speaking about Utthita Trikonasana, it is a spread triangle pose. This pose is very helpful to relieve you from body ache, back ache, muscle crump in your leg, waist or back.

How to perform Utthita trikonasana?

• Before starting any asana, warm up. A few rounds of Pranayam and simple yoga poses are essential. This prepares your body for further tough poses.

• Place your right foot in front of your left foot at a distance of 3-4 feet. The toes of your right foot should face forward and the toes of your left foot should be at 45 degree angle with it.

• Touch your finger tips with your arms.

• While the left arm touches the fingers of your foot, stretch out your left arm as far as you can.

• Then gently move your right hand towards the floor.

• Take deep breaths and reverse the asana.

Get ready and get started for practicing this asana

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