Utthita Trikonasana (extended triangle pose) engages the triceps, obliques, gluteus medius, the priformis…and more. Those who love geometry know all about triangles. Math is not–and was never–my favorite subject in school but in yoga class? I love it! There are many variations for triangle pose so beginners can feel the stretch and engage muscles. Breathe and reach!
Work with a good yoga or fitness teacher to properly strengthen you back muscles and you’ll find your posture improves, your core firms up and (very important) your shoulders will be protected by strong, surrounding muscles. Of course, ya might have to go shopping for “wider” yoga tops! It happened to me…in 6 weeks.