Sanskrit Name: Utthita Trikonasana
English Translation: Extended Triangle Pose
Also Called: Open Triangle
- Come into Downward Facing Dog. Step your right foot forward between your hands and rise up into Warrior 1. Open your hips, arms, and chest into Warrior 2.
- Straighten your right leg and turn your left toes slightly to the right, making a 45-degree angle. Keep both legs straight as you reach your right hand straight out over your right leg. Lower your right hand, resting it on your right shin or a block or place your palm flat on the floor. Extend your left arm straight up and gaze at your left fingertips.
- Stay like this for five deep breaths. Then lift your torso up and either rotate your feet to the left or come into Down Dog, step your left foot forward between your hands, and repeat this pose on the left side.