If you've been in class lately, you have noticed a focus on Triangle Pose, or Trikonasana. Although it may look easy, most of us know it can be a tricky one to master. While you're focusing on your core and the alignment of your shoulders, it's easy to forget about the grounding of your back foot, a focal point, even breathing!

The benefits of Triangle pose are plenty: elongating the spine, strengthening the legs, arms, abs, ankles and feet, and opening the hips. The pose replicates the stability and balance of a triangle. It also stimulates digestion, reduces stress and relieves back pain.

Here are some tips to remember when practicing Trikonasana:

  • Draw shoulders away from the neck
  • Gaze towards your top hand, keeping your neck long
  • Elongate all four sides of your waist
  • Engage your inner thighs, up away from the floor
  • Avoid arching your lower back by drawing your booty away from the waist.
  • Fire up your abs and remember to breathe!