A More Functional Version of Triangle Pose
By Kristine Kaoverii Weber | July 21, 2023
Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot of discussion in the yogaverse about how many poses are not functional – they are only useful for those interested in doing yoga poses, and they are not applicable in daily life.
I disagree! It depends on how you use the pose and what you use the pose for, it does not depend on the name of the pose, it’s “full expression”, or on someone else’s idea of what the pose should look like.
For example, lateral bends have functionality. You may think, “Hmm, how do I lateral bend in daily life?” You may not. But lateral bends can be very functional for supporting the myofascia (musculature + fascia) of breathing, and thereby support the health and function of the respiratory system – and that’s functional! Does that mean triangle pose can support breathing? Maybe. It depends what your triangle pose looks like.
Here is a video of a functional version of triangle pose. Please check it out!