Extended Triangle Pose - Utthita Trikonasana

Extended Triangle Pose (Utthita Trikonasana) is a dynamic pose that relieves backaches, sciatica, and sacro-iliac pain. It also tones legs and opens hips. This pose can be done with a bent front leg like we do in Heat A which is a hot style pose or with a straight front leg like we do in Heat B. Following are some questions to ask yourself next time you are doing Extended Triangle Pose: 
  • Am I grounding through the outside edge of the back foot?
  • Am I drawing my inner thighs together? 
  • Am I drawing in my navel and spinning up from the low belly? 
  • Am I rolling my ribcage open toward the ceiling? 
  • Am I stretching through the fingers?
  • Are my shoulders stacked and open? 
  • Am I breathing? 
  • Where is my focus? It can be up at your top hand or down at bottom hand. 
Let us know if you notice any differences in your Utthita Trikonasana after asking yourself these questions. See you on the mat!


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