[Pose Of the Week] Get Strong With Fallen Triangle Pose (Intermediate)

Build a strong core and upper body with the beautiful and unique Fallen Triangle Pose…

Fallen Triangle Pose (Patita Tarasana) is so named as it may appear that you have fallen out of Triangle Pose. It is also sometimes called Fallen Star Pose. This beginner-to-intermediate level yoga pose combines the stretching benefits of Triangle Pose with the balancing and strengthening benefits of Side Plank Pose. It helps build upper body strength in the arms and shoulders, as well as strengthening the core muscles, and also opens and stretches the chest, hamstrings, and hips. The pose is also believed to help stimulate creativity and flow.

To modify the pose if you don’t yet have the arm strength to do the full pose, you may bring the shin of the front leg to the floor. For an added challenge, lift the front foot off the floor and hold it suspended in front of you during the pose, as shown in the video tutorial below.

Those with shoulder injuries should avoid this pose.

How to Do Fallen Triangle Pose:

1.) Begin in Downward Facing Dog.

2.) Round your left knee towards your right shoulder and place your left foot on the ground outside of your right hand.

3.) Spin your back heel down and lift your right arm up and back as you open your chest and lift your hips. The outer edge of your left foot stays on the ground.

4.) Breathe here for at least three deep breaths and then repeat on the other side.

Demonstration Video:


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