What is Trianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana (Three parts of the body stretch)
in Sanskrit, the literal meaning of trianga is “three parts of the body.”
In this asana, the“three parts” comprise the buttocks, knees, and feet. The back of the body, which is known in Sanskrit as the paschima or “west,” is stretched over eka pada or “one foot,” and the mukha or “face” rests on the leg.
Regular practice of this asana makes the whole body supple and agile.
Benefits of Trianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana
- Tones and stimulates the abdominal organs
- Assists digestion and counters the effects of excess bile secretion
- Reduces flatulence and constipation
- Creates flexibility in the knee joints
- Corrects dropped arches and flat feet
- Avoid this asana if you have diarrhea.
- Do not twist your torso or allow it to lean toward the outer side of your extended leg, since this could strain your spine or abdominal organs.