Supported Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) Variation with a Block

Triangle pose is great for stretching the hamstrings, groin, hips, chest, and shoulders. It strengthens the back and entire lower body and can improve symptoms of sciatica and flat feet. It helps to relieve lower back pain, stress, and digestion.

Adding a block under the lowered hand is hugely beneficial for students who have lower flexibility in the legs and side body, as they will often reach for the ground and lose integrity in the shoulders and chest. Placing their hand on a block ensures that the chest stays open and helps to improve posture.

Supported Triangle Pose with a Block: How to Do it Step-by-Step

Step 1

Start in Warrior 2, then reach your right hand toward the top of your mat, keeping it aligned with your shoulder. Fold at your right hip and place your right hand on the block, keeping the chest open.

Step 2

Reach your left fingertips toward the sky, aligning your left arm directly over the shoulder, and turn your head to gaze upward.

Step 3

Keep both feet pressing firmly into the mat, and stay here for 3-5 breaths. Repeat on the other side.