Inverted triangle pose
1. Take Tadasana.
2. Inhale and jump legs apart and arms to the sides. Legs should be 2–2.5 times wider than shoulders, arms extended horizontally.
3. Rotate your right foot 90 degrees to the right and your left foot slightly to the right.
4. Exhale and, turning the torso to the right, bend down, lowering the left hand outside the right foot. If possible, rest your left palm on the floor.
5. Keep your right hand upright in line with your left hand.
6. Do not bend legs at the knees or tear off the toe of the right leg and the heel of the left leg from the floor. Try to keep the soles tight.
7. Look at the thumb of the upper hand. Arms, legs, and torso should be in the same plane. At first, it can be difficult to maintain balance, but this usually succeeds after several attempts.
8. Maintain the pose for up to 1 minute, breathe deeply.
9. While inhaling, straighten, turning, and repeat the pose in the other direction. During all movements, try to keep your hands in one line.
10. While inhaling, straighten, turn your feet straight, exhale and jump back to Tadasana.
This asana complements the extended triangle pose and promotes all-round exposure to the legs, back, neck, chest, and abdomen.
Text: From the book of Ar Eddar “The Beginning of Hatha Yoga”