EXTENDED TRIANGLE POSE
Stretches and strengthens the thighs, knees, ankles, and
spine; stretches the hips, groin, hamstrings, and calves;
aids digestion and improves respiratory function. A | Stand with your feet about 4
feet apart and facing forward.
Bring your arms out to your
sides with your palms facing
down. Move your left foot
forward a few inches and turn
it out 90 degrees to the left, so
your left heel forms a straight
line with the arch of your right
foot. Keep your left leg straight
but don’t lock your knee. Turn
your head to the left to gaze
over your left hand.
B | Keeping your arms straight
and your hips facing forward,
lean out over your left foot,
shifting your hips back slightly.
Stretch through your left arm.
C | Bend your torso to the left
until it’s parallel to the ground,
and place your left hand on the
ground beside your left heel. If
you can’t comfortably reach the
ground, place your hand on your
left shin or ankle or on a yoga
block. Extend your right arm up
toward the sky, keeping it in a
straight line with your left arm
(so your upper body forms a
T shape). Rotate your right palm
to face forward. Look down at
your front foot.
D | For more of a challenge, turn
your head to the right and look
up toward your right hand.
Hold the pose for 5 breaths.
Repeat steps C through A in
reverse to come back to standing.
Repeat the move on your