trikonasana

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit त्रिकोणासन (trikoṇāsana), from त्रिकोण (trikoṇa, triangle) + आसन (āsana, asana).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /tɹɪkəˈnɑːsənə/

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trikonasana

  1. (yoga) A pose in which the legs are kept straight and wide apart, in the shape of a triangle, while the upper body bends.
    • 2006, The Guardian, 14 Jan 2006:
      It is 30 years since I tried yoga, but it mostly came back: trikonasana, this-asana, that-asana.
    • 2009, Mel Robin, A Handbook for Yogasana Teachers, p. 918:
      Because the feet are widely separated left to right in trikonasana, there is no problem with wobbling or falling in the left-to-right direction […].
    • 2012, Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews, Yoga Anatomy, p. 40:
      Trikonasana, or triangle pose, is often referred to as a lateral stretch, and this is true insofar as it lengthens the connective tissue pathway that runs along the side of the body.

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References[edit]

  • Leslie Kaminoff: Yoga Anatomy, 2007