Utthita Trikonasana & Parivrta Trikonasana

Utthita Trikonasana or Extended Triangle

Trying to eliminate belly fat?   This asana is said to help dissolve excess fat at the waist.  Working to open the collar bones, we expand the narrow portion of the breathing channel while strengthening the backbone.  This asana tones the hamstrings, trunk and chest, as well as aiding in the recovery of groin injuries, sciatica and spinal compression.

Utthita Trikonasana

Inhale, jump out to the right placing the feet about 3 feet apart,

Exhale, extending at the waist, keeping the legs straight, reaching for the big toe.  If you cannot reach the big toe, try grabbing your shin.

Inhale, opening the chest and reaching the left arm up to the sky.  Working to shift the right hip forward and the left hip back, ultimately aiming to stack the hips in a line above each other.  The fingers are together and gaze is to the palm.

5 Breaths here…

Inhale up to center and switching sides.

Parivrta Trikonasana or Revolving Triangle

In this asana the twisting works to stimulate the spine and nervous system. A healthy, straight spine allows for energy to flow more fluidly throughout the body causing more clarity and mental stability.

Squaring the hips to the right, bring your right hand to the waist while the left arm is straight up, opening the chest and looking forward

Parivrta Trikonasana

Exhale folding forward and placing the left hand to the outside of the right foot.  Twisting the spine and opening the chest, bringing the right arm up to the sky.  Both legs are actively engaged and gazing to the palm.  If it cannot get your palm flat on the ground, try first grabbing the shin or the foot.

5 Breaths here….

Inhale up to center and switching sides.

Exhale back to the front of your mat in Samastitihi

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: