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Pose of the Week: Utthita Trikonasana/Triangle Pose

English-Triangle Pose

Sanskrit: Utthita Trikonasana

oo-TEE-tah tree-cone-AHS-anna





Difficulty Level:


Physical Benefits:

  • Stretches and strengthens the thighs, knees, neck and ankles
  • Stretches the hips, groins, hamstrings, and calves; shoulders, chest, and spine

How To Do Triangle Pose:



Shanna Small has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga and studying the Yoga Sutras since 2001. She has studied in Mysore with Sharath Jois and is the Director of AYS Charlotte, a school for traditional Ashtanga in Charlotte NC. She has written for Yoga International and the Ashtanga Dispatch. Go here for more information on AYS Charlotte. For information on workshops, please e-mail

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