How To Do Dwikonasana or Double Angle Pose?

Dwikonasana or Double Angle Pose or Two Triangle Pose is a standing yoga posture that improves the flexibility of the shoulder joints. This is basically shoulder stretching asana. ‘Dwi’ means two and ‘kona’ means angle, hence, two angle. In the final position of the pose, it forms two triangles.

Steps to do Dwikonasana:

Dwikonasana

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  1. Stand erect and keep a distance of one foot in between the feet.
  2. Inhale, lean forward a little, and stretch the arms behind the back.
  3. Interlock the fingers.
  4. Now exhale, bend forward from hips as much as you can while raising the arms up slowly.
  5. In the final position, your torso, neck, and head i.e. upper half portion should be parallel to the floor.
  6. This is the final position. Breathe Normally. Retain the posture as long as it is comfortable.
  7. When coming back to the normal, inhale and up yourself slowly.
  8. Supta Vajrasana is one of the preparatory poses before doing Dwikonasana.

Follow Up Poses

Since this being the forward-bending pose, the practitioner should follow up with any of the back bending poses such as Anuvittasana, Ushtrasana, Matsyasana etc.

Preaution

  1. This posture is NOT meant for pregnant ladies.
  2. It should always be performed in an empty stomach and not after meal.
  3. Those with any known shoulder issues should not perform it.
  4. This posture is NOT meant for pregnant ladies.
  5. It should always be performed in an empty stomach and not after meal.
  6. Those with any known shoulder issues should not perform it.

Benefits:

  1. This posture stretches, improves the flexibility of the shoulder joints and strengthens the upper arms.
    Good for back pain and sciatica.
  2. It stretches the muscles of the upper chest and helps in breast reduction.
  3. Moreover, it helps to burn the belly fat and it aids in weight management.

Gautam Trehan

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