Yoga Teacher Tip (Triangle Pose)
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Want to learn an easy way to make your legs work in Triangle pose?
Here’s a fantastic Teacher’s Tip (students can use it, too) that you can try right now. It’s a great way to add a little spice to an “oldie but goodie” in the world of yoga poses.
Step 1: Practice the muscle activation drill in the first few seconds of the video.
When you isometrically drag your front foot towards your rear foot, nothing moves … hence the term isometric which can be defined as “relating to or denoting muscular action in which tension is developed without contraction of the muscle.” (merriam-webster.com) … but you should feel the muscles contract on the back of your leg.
Be sure to practice on both sides.
Step 2: Gradually widen your stance … keeping the isometric contraction … until you reach your “go to” Triangle pose set up.
Step 3: Practice your Triangle pose with a focus on keeping your front leg slightly flexed.
Repeat on the other side.
Be patient because this will change your current Triangle pose. You may not be able to go as deeply as you usually go. You may discover you require more attention coming into, staying, and coming out of the pose.
Be safe and have fun.
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