Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle)
Utthita means, “extended” and Tri means “three” and Kona is “an angle”. This asana represents the trinity of body, mind and spirit, and explores the interplay of these forces: dependency, interdependency, and interaction.Triangle pose is an active pose, which benefits and tones the legs, hips and abdomen. We see triangles many places in life as supporting and strong structures.
The essence of this asana is the realization of ones strength and the ability to resist pressure and support weight.It is an invigorating pose and due to the need to support weight, has certain alignment components that need to be observed. I like to begin with the foundation always, and for this pose you will begin with your feet approximately one legs distance apart and to begin with parallel.
Then going to the right first, lift the toes on your left foot and rotate the foot 45 degrees to the right, in the same manner rotate your right foot out a full 90 degrees. Ideally the heel of your front foot will draw a straight line to your back foot’s inner arch.