STANDING SPLITS POSE
Sanskrit Name – Trivikramasana
Sanskrit Name Meaning – Trivikram – Three Steps, Asana - Pose
Type of Asana – Standing Yoga Pose
Target Areas – Full Body
WHAT IS STANDING SPLITS POSE (TRIVIKRAMASANA)?
Standing Splits Pose (Trivikramasana) is an advanced standing yoga pose that stretches your hamstrings, opens your hips, chest and shoulders.
DO NOT PRACTICE STANDING SPLITS POSE (TRIVIKRAMASANA) IF:
You have a leg or back injury
You have issues with blood pressure
You’ve recently had surgery
BENEFITS OF STANDING SPLITS POSE (TRIVIKRAMASANA)
Relieves anxiety, stress and tension
Helps you feel relaxed
Alleviates lower back pain
Stretches your hamstrings, opens your chest and shoulders
HOW TO PRACTICE STANDING SPLITS POSE (TRIVIKRAMASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS
Start in Mountain Pose (Tadasana). Bend your right knee and hold your right heel with your right hand. Raise your right lg in the air, hold your right calf with your right hand and hold your toes on your right foot with your left hand.
Use your right hand to straighten your right leg and move your left hand to your right ankle. Keep your neck straight and do not hunch your back. Your head should remain neutral as you gaze straight ahead. Hold your right heel with your right arm. When you feel stable, and your right heel is held in place with your left hand, extend your right arm to the side at shoulder level.
Practice this asana for as long as you feel comfortable and then repeat on the other side.
STANDING SPLITS POSE (TRIVIKRAMASANA) VARIATION – USE A WALL
Practice this asana against a wall to help improve your flexibility.
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