August Pose of the Month

We’re officially in our last “summer” month already! It came so quick that I nearly forgot it was August entirely…anyone else? When life seems like it’s spiraling a little quickly, I’m reminded to come back to my favorite trifecta mantra: Smile, breathe, and go slowly! Appropriately, then, this month’s pose is extended triangle pose:

  • From Warrior II, straighten your front leg and bump your opposite hip backwards
  • Keep your arms at a “T” and hinge forward from your hips over your front straight leg
  • Rotate your top arm up and back to keep your chest open
  • Lower your bottom hand to your ankle as you continue hinging from your hips, avoiding bending from the waist and dumping your top shoulder
  • Keep your neck neutral or gaze up toward your lifted fingertips

Benefits of Triangle Pose:

  • Stretches and strengthens the thighs, knees, and ankles
  • Stretches hips, groin, hamstrings, and calves
  • Improves digestion and helps relieve stress

Remember the trifecta, yogis! Relax into triangle pose this month, modifying or adding an extra hands-free challenge depending on what your body needs. Smile, breathe, and go slowly! ❤

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