The triangle pose in yoga will help strengthen the oblique muscles and open the chest. Learn how to do the triangle yoga pose with tips from yoga instructor in this free yoga lesson video.
The next part of the series is Trikonasana or Triangle Pose. What you want to do is step your foot forward and, step your right foot forward, left foot back. You can leave your hips open just like you were in Warrior II. The only difference between this and Warrior II is you're not bending the front knee, to start at least. Leave the hands out, just as you were in Warrior II, which I did explain the previous clip. And slowly pull your energy forward. You'll push that thigh bone back so it will push your toes out in the back. Push the thigh bone back and then slowly scoop it down towards the ground. If you need a little more assistance, you can have the block here by your side. The last thing to open up is your arms, so as you're coming down, your arm will probably be slightly folded in. Use that navel spine connection to pull yourself open and then reach your arms towards the ceiling. Shoot energy back through that back foot and really reach out. So as much energy as you're pushing into that block, again, really reach out. This will help strengthen the oblique?s and open the heart towards the ceiling. If you need a little bit more of a warm up for this, you can turn yourself downward, hand on the back, then use that navel spine connection and slowly open up. The hands should be the last to come up. And then again you can turn yourself inward, and then open yourself up looking towards the sky. And then look towards your ears and then on inhale bring yourself up and you can step forward in front of your block if you have it there into Tadasana. And that's Trikonasana or Triangle Pose.