Utthita trikonasana Yoga : Utthita is a Sanskrit word that means trikona. Trikona means three angles or triangles. Utthita trikonasana requires mastery over the upper body, the hips and the neck need to be turned easily. This Asana is a category of standing and balancing Asanas and is the best pose for the hip opener and chest opener.
Triangle poses with a hand in front are an easier version of the triangle pose and Extended triangle pose. Yoga Master already informs students to check on their hip flexibility before attempting Triangle Pose. Extended Triangle Pose(Utthita Trikonasana) is suitable for athletes and runners, teens and kids. It should be avoided for senior citizens or pregnant women or postnatal women.
Benefits of Utthita Trikonasana Yoga:
1. Increase stability:
Utthita Trikonasana activates core muscles which help to balance and stability.
2. Stretches and lengthens the spine:
Utthita Trikonasana pose can reduce stiffness in the spine and back, and increase flexibility.
3. Opens the hips and shoulders:
Utthita Trikonasana opens the hip flexors and shoulders to help increase mobility and reduce the risk of injury.
3. Stimulate organs:
It may help to stimulate the body's organs. it is help to improve digestive organs, improving your metabolism.
4. Reduce Stress Levels:
Utthita Trikonasana pose may help to reduce tension, anxiety, and stable motions. Daily perform this Asana helps to reduce stress and strengthen your mental health.
5. Good for Digestion:
This pose may help to improve the digestion system and regulate the constipation system.
6. Helpful Pregnancy
Utthita Trikonasana helps to reduce backache, especially during pregnancy. while performing this pose, Pregnant women should be aware.
Step by step Utthita Trikonasana yoga
1. Stand in Tadasana. (Step 1)
2. Curve the right leg at the knee joint and put the right heel at the root of the left thigh. Relax the foot on the left thigh, toes facing downwards.
3. Stabilize on the left leg, join the palms and Hold up the arms straight over the head. (Step 2)
4. Hold for a few seconds in the Posture breathing deeply. Then lower the arms and separate the palms, straighten the right leg and stand again in Tadasana.
5. Cycle the posture, standing on the right leg, putting the left heel at the root of the right thigh. Hold for the same period of time on both sides, come back to Tadasana (Step 1), and relax.