Awake & Evolve: Cycle 2 – Triangle Pose Focus

The second cycle of Awake & Evolve workouts focuses on using the breath, building upper body stamina, and fostering a habit of regular meditation.

Triangle Pose Focus

From Warrior 2 pose, begin by straightening your front leg (right leg). Reach the right arm forward as you draw the right thigh upwards, then tuck the hip in as you come forward and down. Bring the right hand down to your shin or ankle, if you are tighter in the legs use a block for support. Feel the left shoulder stack on top of the right, as you open the chest and lengthen the left hand up towards the sky. When you find your balance begin to take your gaze up towards the left hand. Stay in the pose for 10 deep breaths and repeat on the opposite side.

Benefits of Triangle Pose:

  • Strengthens and stretches the groins, hamstrings, hips, and ankles.
  • Opens and lengthens the chest, shoulders, and side waist.
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs, improves digestion, and elimination.
  • May also be used to alleviate backache, problems with flat feet, and sciatica.

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