Trikonasana (Triangle Pose) is made up of two Sanskrit words Tri and Kona. Tri means three and Kona means an angle. So Trikona means Triangle. In this asana the shape of the body looks like a triangle. Trikonasana is a standing position asana in modern yoga as exercise. Trikonasana gives an intense stretch basically on the three body parts i.e. trunk, arms, and legs. Trikonasana is very important for health and wellness.



  • Stand straight on mat and keep both hands by the side of the thigh.
  • Move the legs 3 feet apart and spread your arms parallel to the shoulder level.
  • Turn the left foot towards left side.
  • Inhale slowly and lift your left arm over the head and make sure that it touches the ear.
  • Now exhale slowly, and bend your body towards the left side and place the left hand just behind the left foot without bending the knees.
  • Hands should not detach from the ears.
  • The right arm should be straight in the air and the left palm should be straight facing the ground and then turn the palm of the right arm forward.
  • After that turn the head and look at the tip of the middle finger of the right hand.
  • Maintain the final posture with normal breathing for 10 to 30 seconds.
  • Slowly come back to the normal position after inhaling.
  • Repeat this practice from the other side and follow the same process.
  • Perform this asana at least 4 to 6 times.

Benefits of Trikonasana

  • Regular practice of this asana improves the capacity of the lungs.
  • It helps to strengthen the calf muscles, thigh muscles and waist muscles.
  • This asana is very beneficial for those who have back pain and it also helps to strengthen the buttocks.
  • Trikonasana is a very good and beneficial yoga practice for those who have flat feet.
  • This asana is very beneficial for increasing the height of the children.
  • It helps to stop frequent boils and pimples on the skin.
  • Regular practice of this asana helps the body to become lighter and energetic.
  • Slow practice of this asana is very useful for those who have sciatica patients.
  • It is very beneficial for the management of lumbar spondylosis.
  • Regular practice of this asana helps to strength the spine and makes it more flexible.
  • It helps to reduce the stress and anxiety inside the body.
  • Regular practice of this asana improves the circulation of blood in the veins, thereby eliminating the risk of any blockage and stroke.
  • This asana is very beneficial for reducing the cramps and discomfort during menstruation.
  • It helps to correct the alignment of the shoulders, and gives the perfect shape.
  • This asana helps to stimulate the digestive system and cures problems such as indigestion, acidity, gastric and flatulence.
  • It helps to cure neck sprain.
  • Regular practice of Trikonasana strengthens the ankles and palms.
  • It helps to improve the physical and mental health.
  • It helps to reduce body fat.
  • It helps to maintain and balance the body weight and posture.



  •  Avoid this asana in case of slip disc and severe Chronic Sciatica pain.
  • People who have undergone any major surgery/surgeries should avoid doing this asana for at least 9 to 12 months after it and if they want to start this after the mentioned period of time, they should discuss it with their doctor.
  • One should not push his/her limits while doing this asana.
  • Avoid this asana in case of severe back pain.
  • One should avoid doing this asana in case of Vertigo and migraine.
  • This asana should always be performed with open eyes.
  • The body should be warm enough before one starts this asana

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