This is one of our favorite active leg stretches, especially if we’ve been sitting a lot! Extended triangle helps to strengthen your thighs, knees, & ankles, & it stretches your hips, groins, hamstrings, & calves, not to mention your shoulders & chest too! Here are our top tips for the next time you’re in triangle pose
Keep both legs straight and strong without locking your knees. If your legs are tight and it’s hard to have both legs straight, adjust your stance until you find the distance that works for you.
Move from your hips & keep your spine long. The goal is not to touch the floor with your lowered hand, it’s to feel the stretch through your legs! Use a block to bring the floor closer to your lowered hand if you would like to.
Engage your core & use your core strength to hold your upper body up. Make sure you aren’t dumping your weight on your lowered hand if it’s on the floor or a block. Try keeping your hand near your calf to see if you’re using your core strength!