A page dedicated to Utthita Trikonasana (extended triangle pose) and the travelling yogis and yoginis of BKS Iyengar Yoga Center of Honoluolu.
See our article on Utthita Trikonasana.
The guiding light of our practice: Sri BKS Iyengar, Pune, India.
Please email us your triangle when you next pose in front of that famous landmark! Remeber it can be that famous landmark in your backyard!
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" You know Yoga is mainstream when..." Rachael at San Francisco Airport
Even the cookies are getting into the act! (thanks to Michael for the pic)
Steve, practicing amongst the ruins
Jennifer at Macchu Picchu, Peru
Marian at the Twelve Apostles, Victoria, Australia.
...and at The Nobbies on Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
We received this Trikonasana from Troy who lives in the Triangle region of Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill of the US. Our Trikonasanas are usually from students at our center but we are glad to receive triangles from other yoga practitioners as well :)
Linda Kay, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Marian at Missouri Botanical Garden in St Louis relaxing with the things she loves most... plants and yoga!
Nancy in Turkey,2011 Kristin, cruisin' in Turkey
Nancy and silversword in the mist on Haleakala crater, Maui.2011
Shelton at the Pantheon in Rome Pizza!
Francois at Puivert, South of France, a medieval castle from the 12th century
Pavica in front of Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska. It is rapidly melting and receding. October, 2010.The triangle below is in Iceland, June, 2010. Pavica is engulfed in steam and sulphur fumes on a lava flow. Nethertheless she felt a triangle coming on!
Shelley and Ray enjoying the warm weather in Seoul, Korea. 11/28/2010
Two photos of Dennis and Kumiko at Nijo Castle, Kyoto. October, 2010
Michael in front of a kiva at the Anasazi cliff dwellings in Bandelier Nat'l Monument near Los Alamos. The Anasazi lived in the dwellings from 700 to 1100 AD
Lynnette, July 2010, at the summit of Mount Fuji, with the crater and the highest peak in Japan visible in
the background. Lynnette writes"Trikonasana was difficult because of the terrain and the cold".
Lynnette accomplishes Utthita Trikonasana (with the help of the walking stick) on the way down from the summit via a massive field of ash called Osunabashiri.
Howzit? I miss yoga classes! Even though I try to do yoga on my own everyday, it's not the same.
Attached is a photo taken while I was on a morning run in Chiang Mai. Aloha, Richard.
IYCH teacher, Laurie, enjoys the view. Koko Head, Oahu, Hawaii. June, 2010
A sunny day in June in San Francisco brings out a triangle in Michael. June, 2010
Rachael getting some culture! In front of IM Pei's inverted glass pyramid near the underground entrance of the Louvre, Paris. May, 2010.
Francois at Kamakura, south of Tokyo, the statue is called the Daibutsu of Kamakura
Reunification Palace of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Shelton at Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, 2010
Ezequiel at Hawai Kai dive spot, 35'down!! January,2010
Marlene and Polar Bears, January 2009
Here are some of the kids from Miss Marlene's kids' class in costume. Hannah, Tyler, Hunter & Oliver. October 2009
Noella in Croatia strikes a triangle before the descent
Noella gets warm in Bella Coolah, British Colombia
How about Capri, Italy?
Noella inspired in Costa Rica to try Utthita Trikonasana
Ric gets the urge in Pompei
Howard's summer vacation wouldn't be complete unless he practices Utthita Trikonasana
Howard braves traffic on the High Street in Clapham, south of London,2009.
Howard on display in Vence, France, high above the Cote D'Azur town.
Howard points out the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.
Linda Kay at Outer Banks, North Carolina, Summer 2009
Evelyn, on Safari, wakes up with Trikonasana
Marlene at Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska, July 2009
Marlene and friend, Bainbridge Island, July 2009.
Nancy inhaling and exhaling at Machu Picchu, April 2009
Carol, in the mood for a triangle. Grand Canyon, Arizona USA
Howard completes the streetcape, Trans America building, San Francisco. Feb, 2009
Francois at Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand
Laurie at the Darwin Foundation on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos, January 2009
Oliver and his class mates practise yoga everyday with their teacher, Miss Marlene at Aina Haina Elementary School in Honolulu
Lyn holds on in Borobudur, Java. She writes:"Sorry the pose was so bad, I almost fell off the wall"!!
Howard at Red Square in Moscow, in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and St. Basil's Cathedral (commissioned by Ivan the Terrible)
Howard at the Resurrection of Christ Church (a.k.a. The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood) in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Marlene on Haleakala, Mauii
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Sarah on White Mountain, 14,200 ft, Sierras, California. September 2008
See some triangles from Manoa Yoga Center's cultural tour of Bhutan, Sept 2008
Mac diligently practising atop Haleakala on Maui. August 2008
Howard roams through Denver in advance of the Democratic National Convention.
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Phyllis in the zone in beautiful Kyoto
Ariel in Arizona
A flurry of triangles from Michael in Europe
at Cannes Lisbon, Portugal the Louvre Eiffel Tower
Helsinki Matisse The Dance Church of Spilt Blood, Estonia Stockholm
at The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Russia
Chris ends up all twisted in his triangle! Practising yoga on a surf trip in the South Australian desert in his VW van!
Jenny and dinosaur... Museum of Natural History, NYC. June 2008
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Emily throws a triangle in Edinburgh, Scotland, May 2008.
Howard can't resist a quick triangle in Singapore
Howard at Doi Suthep Temple in Chiangmai, Thailand.
... and at Bangkok's Grand Palace.
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Janek at Wat Chaiwatthanaram in Ayutthaya, Thailand. April, 2008
Howard J. Wolff warms up with a roaming triangle pose at Powder Mountain in Utah, March 2008.
Bill practises in Thailand, February, 2008
Wow they really are into triangles in Chapel Hill, North Carolina! Rachael, January,2008.
Janek triangling Paris Metro at "Abbesses" under Montmartre! Jan 2008
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Our latest triangles from our recent trip to India
Shelley on stage at Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune India. November 2007
2005 - Kevin at Lava Tower Camp (15,500 ft), Kilimanjaro.
2005 - Kevin at the Ash Pit above Crater Camp (18,750 ft), Kilimanjaro
at Pearl and Hermes Atoll at 80 feet on a beautiful dive with buttery sand channels between the reefs.
Sarah is fanatical about her yoga practise! Taken at French Frigate Shoal, September, 2007.
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Alison at Daan Park in Taipei, Taiwan.
Taipei 101 (the world's tallest building) is visible in the distance.
Janek at Taos Pueblo, New Mexico. September, 2007
Fanny at "Burning Man", September, 2007
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Noella at Caernarfon Castle built between 1283 - 1330 in a town by the same name in Wales. August 2007.
Alison at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse in Nova Scotia.August 2007