About Trianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana
Trianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana is a seated forward bend that stretches the back of the body and calms the mind. The name comes from several Sanskrit words:
- Triang, meaning “three limbs”;
- Mukha, meaning “face”;
- Eka, meaning “one”;
- Pada, meaning “foot”;
- Paschima, meaning “west” or “back of the body”;
- Uttana, meaning “intense stretch”; and
- Asana, meaning “posture” or “pose.”
From dandasana (staff pose), one leg is folded back at the knee so it rests along the corresponding hip, while the other leg remains straight. The torso then folds at the hips as the arms reach for the extended foot.
Trianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasanais also known in English as three parts forward bend pose.