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Open Triangle

An active Open Triangle with proper alignment is some of the best yoga medicine you can offer your body:

  • From Warrior 3 on your left side, move through another vinyasa (Four-Limbed Staff to Up Dog to Down Dog).
  • Once you're in Downward Facing Dog, step your left foot forward between your hands, and rise up into Warrior 1. Open your hips, arms, and chest into Warrior 2.
  • Straighten your left leg, and turn your right toes slightly to the left, making a 45-degree angle. Keep both legs straight as you reach your left hand straight out over your left leg. Lower your left hand, resting it on your left shin or a block, or place your palm flat on the floor. Extend your right arm straight up, and gaze at your left fingertips.
  • Stay like this for five deep breaths. Then lift your torso up, drop your hands to the top of your mat, and move through another vinyasa (Four-Limbed Staff to Up Dog to Down Dog) before repeating this pose on the other side.

Photo: Laughing River Yoga

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