Triangle pose is known as Trikonasana in Sanskrit—tri meaning three and kona meaning corner.
Triangle pose is a great back and core strengthener. The rigors of everyday life have a tendency to weaken our backs. Because it is also a gentle twist, it helps our newly strong back stay supple and flexible, helping to stave of detrimental effects of arthritis and osteoporosis. It works the spine from your sacrum (base) all the way to the top of the neck. The twisting action also acts as a massage to our internal organs, helping them to remain in top function and maintain their ability to rid toxins. We could all use a little help with detox in this world of chemicals and fumes.