This posture helps to strengthen the legs, it tones the torso, shapes the sides of the body, aids digestion, stimulates the nervous system and helps maintain a strong and flexible spine.
This is an energising yoga posture, the raised hand is the point of the triangle and through this point new energy is able to enter the body.
How to do Trikonasana
Stand with your feet leg length apart. The left foot is pointing straight forwards and your right foot is turned out between 45 and 70 degrees.
The hips and torso are facing forward and your arms are level with your shoulders.
Inhale and move your rib cage to the right, as you exhale drop your right arm down towards your right leg (shin or foot if possible) and lift your left arm straight up with your palm facing forwards.
Look to the left hand or the right foot as you continue to breathe slowly through the nose.
Hold for ten breaths and then repeat on the other side inhaling and exhaling slowly through the nose.