Let’s look at some tips for the Triangle Pose in using the fundamentals of Tadasana.
“The neck is a common area for pain in Triangle Pose. If the posture is being held for a long time give options to relieve any discomfort. This will reduce suffering in the practitioners and sooner or later Trikonasana can be held without any neck discomfort.”
Benefits Triangle Pose
The hamstring muscles are stretched in the leading leg (the biceps femoris, semitendinosus and the semimembranosus). Hip abductors are stretched (the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus) and muscles on the outer part of the hip the ilio-tibial tract are also stretched.
Translation: Triangle Pose
Step the legs apart. Turn one leg 90 degrees. Place the lower hand on the mat, if possible, and extend the other up. The left one is shown opposite. Then slowly enter the yoga posture by placing the hand down on the leg or on the mat (The hand can be placed on the inside or outside of the feet. You can also grab the big toe). Vertically align the arms with the shoulders. Stretch downwards and upwards with that arms.
Do not over rotate the neck. If the neck muscles hurt look down then up. Repeat these mild rotations to ease the muscles then look back up again. Maintain a straight alignment in the neck and look sideways instead of up if the neck muscles are still aggravated.