Trikonasana - The TriangleTrikonasana - The Triangle by Sue Fuller

This posture is extremely energising, when performing it picture the raised hand as being the point of your triangle and through this point allow new energy to enter.

This posture also 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.

Stand with your feet leg length apart. Have your left foot facing 12 o'clock and your right foot facing 2 or 3 o’clock. Your hips and torso are facing forward and your arms are level with your shoulders. Inhale and move your ribcage to the right, as you exhale drop your right arm down towards your right leg and lift your left arm straight up with your palm facing forwards.

Look to your left hand if this feels uncomfortable turn your focus down towards the floor and look to 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.

This posture is perfect for all levels, more advanced yoga students might be able to reach the right hand towards the right foot and beginners might feel comfortable resting the right hand on the shin or even above the knee.  Work to create space in your body and length as you breathe slowly.

Sue Fuller is the creator of the Yoga 2 Hear range of audio yoga classes.  Sue has a range of over 60 different audio yoga classes available on CD or MP3, the range includes classes for the absolute beginner right through to strong classes for more advanced practitioners.