- Increases Stamina in Asanas
- Strengthens Ankles, corrects deformity in ankles
- Relieves stiffness in joints, backache and neck ache
- Develops the chest
- Gives strength, elasticity, and endurance
- Removes heaviness and bloating sensations in the stomach, sluggishness in vital organs
How to get into Utthita Trikonasana
- Stand in Tadasana, jump feet 4 feet apart and turn right foot 90 degrees to right and turn left foot slightly in.
- Extend trunk sideways to the right, place hand on brick or grasp ankle.
- Stretch left arm up, bringing it in line with the right shoulder and extend the trunk away from legs.
- Keep the back of the legs, hips and chest in a line. Gaze at the thumb of the outstretched left hand.
- Remain in this position for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Then resist with the right arm coming up.
- Repeat the posture on the left. Exhale and jump, coming back to Tadasana.
- Use brick or chair for tight hamstrings
- Stand against a Yoga Horse for ankle, knee, hip, back, shoulder, or pregnancy as taught by Iyengar Teacher
- Stand against the wall if one is weak, aged, and not capable of judging alignment.