Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Trianagle)
utthita = extended
trikona = three angle or triangle
•Stretches and strengthens the thighs, knees, and ankles
•Stretches the hips, groins, hamstrings, and calves; shoulders, chest, and spine
•Stimulates the abdominal organs
•Helps relieve stress
•Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause
•Relieves backache, especially through second trimester of pregnancy
•Therapeutic for anxiety, flat feet, infertility, neck pain, osteoporosis, and sciatica
Contraindications and Cautions
•Low blood pressure
•Heart Condition: Practice against a wall. Keep the top arm on the hip.
•High blood pressure: Turn the head to gaze downward in the final pose.
•Neck problems: Don't turn your head to look upward; continue looking straight ahead and keep both sides of the neck evenly long.