One of the basic postures in Yoga , Trikon means a triangle. Trikonasana gets it name by the triangular shape the body forms.

Stand with a 2 feet wide stance and focus on your breath.
Turn the toes of the right foot towards the right and inhale.
Raise the arms so that they are parallel to the floor.
Look at the right hand and start bending towards your right laterally sliding your right hand over your right leg
When you feel your body is not moving any further lower, hold the posture and turn your head so that you look at your left hand.
Retain the posture for one minute.
Slowly come back to the upright position.
Repeat the same on the left side.
Bring the legs together and come out of the posture.

Helps increase the lateral flexibility of the spine.
Develops the muscles along the spine, strengthening the abdominal and waist region and neck, thus removing backaches and neck pain.
Aiding in the remedy of ailments of the lungs by opening up the ribcage area.
Stimulating the abdominal organs, thereby helping to relieve constipation and indigestion, restoring the digestive fire – ‘jatharagni’ and stimulating the appetite by increasing the metabolic rate.
Helps in re-aligning the hips and pelvic area.

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  1. Lked your information very much.please let me know asanas for increasing metabolic rate and weight.iam 35 yrs old,married with 2childrens..

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