Instead of touching hands to the feet on the same side (right hand touching right feet and left hand touching left feet), cross over and touch the opposite feet (right hand touching left feet and left hand touching right feet)
Yogacharya Sundaram demonstrating Trikonasana in 1920’s
The action of bending results in side muscles being alternately compressed and stretched. This strengthens the muscles and removes fat from the sides.
The bending action increases flexibility of the spine. All muscles of the spine get toned up.
The movement of the eyes increases peripheral vision and strengthens the eye muscles.
People with back problems and circulatory disorders should not attempt this asanawithout first consulting a physician.
People with lower back problems must perform this asana only under supervision of a physician.
Do not perform this asana during menstruation or pregnancy.