National Yoga Month: Triangle

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I feel like I need to start by telling you all that today’s pose is hands down one of my favorite poses in yoga! I’m sure I’ve told this story before but back when I was living in LA and first got really into yoga, I joined a studio just down the street from where I was working. I got a membership through Groupon (or one of those kinds of sites) and had 30 days unlimited use and I wanted to take complete advantage so I challenged myself to 30 days in a row of yoga. I tested out different classes, times and instructors, making it fit to my work schedule but also to really understand what I like and want for my practice.

During this time I was not at my best mentally; this was only a few weeks (month tops) after losing The Lumineers to new management and I couldn’t help but question my place in the industry (hello, still do!) but as we moved into triangle, I remember this instructor talking about triangle as if it were magic.

I know it sounds crazy but I remember her explaining it in a way that if there is something you really want, triangle can help you get there if you think about it while in that pose. Maybe she was crazy or maybe I misunderstood everything she was saying but since that class, I’ve had this attachment to triangle. Do I get everything I want when I stand in triangle and think about it? Debatable but I do feel a little magic running through me as I think back to that class, that time, how far I have come and how this practice has truly supported me through some of the hardest times of my life.

Sounds like magic to me.

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Anyway, let’s move on to some of the proven health benefits of triangle:

  1. Relieves backache
  2. Therapeutic for stress and anxiety
  3. Strengthens back, neck and core
  4. Strengthens legs, feet and ankles
  5. Improves digestion by stimulating abdominal organs

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16 thoughts on “National Yoga Month: Triangle

  1. MaKenna

    I practice yoga every Monday and Wednesday–wish I did more. This triangle pose has been one we do often in my class! Sun salutations are what we do most, and those make me feel great. 🙂

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