Triangle Pose

Triangle Pose (To Develop Commitment)

Struggling with commitment? There are a number of yoga postures that can help you develop commitment, one of which is Triangle Pose (also known as Downward Facing Dog). Try to perfect this posture over 40 days, building the time you hold the pose from 1 minute anywhere up to 11 minutes. Not only will it help you with commitment, this pose strengthens the heart, lungs and nervous system, and gives you the ability to embrace life whole-heartedly.

Start on your hands and knees, wrists parallel to each other, and fingers spread. Knees are under your hips. Curl your toes under and on the exhale press down through the hands and lift your hips up to create inverted V shape. Initially keep your knees bent until your comfortable then slowly begin to straighten the legs. If your heels don’t touch the floor, don’t worry, just focus on straightening the legs. Breathe deeply, and create a straight line between wrists and hips and hips and heels. Pull in your navel to rotate the pelvis. Your body weight should be equally distributed between hands and feet. Roll armpits towards each other to align shoulders and stretch your upper back. Apply a gentle neck lock. Press mat away from you, lengthen spine. Keep pressing the backs of the thighs towards the wall behind you. To release, exhale, bend the knees and come down onto your hands and knees.

Triangle Pose