Chances are you have crossed paths with Trikonasana Pose or Triangle Pose!
Trikonasana Pose is one of the yoga poses that beginners tend to experience early on in their yoga journey. The pose is suitable for beginner yoga students although it does offer its share of challenges. Like may yoga postures, this pose also offers a range of variations that help to make it more difficult or a little easier.
As a standing yoga pose, you may develop a love/hate relationship with Triangle Pose. The posture will keep you on your feet and challenge your balance and flexibility. This pose always reminded me a little of the more difficult Half Moon Pose which many students find frustrating.
Trikonasana is the Sanskrit name for this posture. The breakdown for the Sanskrit name is as follows, "Tri" meaning "Three", "Kona" meaning "Angle" and "Asana" meaning "Pose". Of course, you have likely also heard the pose referred to as Triangle Pose. When practicing this pose, your body does look like a triangle, therefore we have Triangle Pose. Some yogis may also call the pose Three Angle Pose.
Triangles have long been associated with the powers and mystery of the number three. Some believe that triangles represent or symbolize many of earth's powerful concepts that are presented to us in groupings of three. Just to name a couple, some of these concepts would include Birth, Life and Death, or Past, Present and Future. The number three has also been associated with good luck. As a result, this spiritual aspect of triangles and the number three, may cause some to consider Triangle Pose to be a representation of these powerful concepts.
Of course, yoga students will have to decide whether they consider Trikonasana Pose to be a representation of some of cultures most powerful concepts. However, there's no denying that this posture offers many benefits to your health and yoga practice.