POSE OF THE DAY: TRIANGLE
The Triangle pose is one of the most simple and beneficial poses in yoga. It can be adjusted to be as hard or easy as you desire, and gives an awesome stretch to the thighs, knees, and ankles. Just feel your body open up and your limbs elongate as you breathe into your triangle stretch. It’s wonderful to do upon waking, as it simulates the abdominal organs, helps improve digestion, and relieves stress. It can also be done before going to sleep, as it relieves backaches, symptoms of menopause, and stretches the hips, hamstrings, chest, and spine.
Step One: Stand in Tadasana, take a deep exhalation and step your feet about 3 1/2 to 4 feet apart, or what feels comfortable.
Step Two: Raise your arms parallel to the floor and reach them actively out to the sides, with the palms down.
Step Three: Straighten your left leg and rotate your torso to the left, so that your heart and chest are open. Remember to keep the strength equal in both the right and left leg.
Step Four: Next, depending on what is most comfortable for you, rest your right hand on your shin, ankle, or floor. Now stretch the left arm up to the ceiling, turning your torso open even more, and gazing up softly to your fingertips.
Allow your body to sink into this position, as your breath becomes longer and more relaxed. You can stay in this pose from anywhere of 30 seconds to two minutes.
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