Falling in Love with Utthita Trikonasana

Utthita Trikonasana - Y4M

Utthita Trikonasana

In Sanskrit, “utthita” means extended, “trikona” means three angle or triangle, and “asana” means pose.


Baddha trikonasana (Sanskrit: बद्धत्रिकोणासन; IAST: baddhatrikoṇāsana) (bound triangle pose)
Baddha parivritta trikonasana (Sanskrit: बद्धपरिवृत्तत्रिकोणासन; IAST: baddhaparivṛttatrikoṇāsana) (bound revolved triangle pose)
Parivritta trikonasana (Sanskrit: परिवृत्तत्रिकोणासन; IAST: parivṛttatrikoṇāsana) (revolved triangle pose)
Supta trikonasana (Sanskrit: सुप्तत्रिकोणासन; IAST: suptatrikoṇāsana) (reclining triangle pose)


This asana improves the flexibility of the spine, corrects alignment of the shoulders; relieves backache, gastritis, indigestion, acidity; massages and tones the pelvic organs, corrects the effects of a sedentary lifestyle or faulty posture, assists treatment of neck sprains, reduces stiffness in the neck, shoulders and knees, strengthens the ankles and tones the ligaments of the arms and legs.

Beginners Tips:

If you feel unsteady in this pose, place the back of your back heel and the back side of your body against the wall.
Bring the lower hand up onto a block if you find that you are collapsing into the pose. It's important to keep the legs straight


1. Tadasana ( Mountain Pose)

2. Bring you hands on hips and step your feet wide apart

3. Turn your Legs

4. Extend arms parallel to floor

5. Side bend over front leg

6. Place bottom hand on block , base of shin or floo

7. Extend top arm up

8. Look up