Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle) – Overview
- Features: Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle), and related poses such as Baddha Trikonasana (Bound Triangle)
- Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
- Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.
“utthita” = extended
“tri” = three
“kona” = angle
Extended Triangle Pose
Heart of Pose
- Strengthening & Opening
- Standing Pose
Utthita Trikonasana and Utthita Parsvakonasana aren’t true side-stretching poses because you’re working in them to keep length in both sides of the waist and ribs. – Julie Gudmestad, Yoga Journal, The Anatomy of a Satisfying Side Stretch link
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