Open Triangle Pose
Open Triangle is a great pose that has double the power: it's a forward bend plus a twist! This shape really helps strengthen your whole back body and fosters proper alignment:
- 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 placing 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.
Photo: Jenny Sugar