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Strike A Yoga Pose: Triangle Pose

The Triangle pose works your hamstrings and the sides of your belly, not to mention your balance.

Want to try it? Here's how:

  • Stand at the front of your mat in Tadasana (mountain pose) and step open with your right foot, so there's about 3 feet between your heels.
  • Turn your right toes out 90° so they're parallel with your mat, and turn your left toes in 45°.
  • Keeping both legs straight, reach your right arm out as far as you can, and then let it fall anywhere on your leg.
  • If it feels comfortable to stretch your hamstring, place your hand flat on the floor in front of or behind your leg.
  • Keep your left hand on your hip, or raise it straight up towards the ceiling.
  • Gaze down at the ground, and once you feel stable, you can look up at your left hand.
  • Stay here for 5 breaths, working on lengthening both sides of your ribs equally.
  • After 5 breaths, press into your feet and lift your torso up.
  • Rotate your feet to the left and repeat on the left side.

Want to know how to make it a little harder? Then read more.

Try wrapping your upper hand around your lower back, to grab onto your inner thigh. Draw your upper shoulder back to open up through your chest.

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