Meaning of Tristhitasana
Tristhi or Trishati means thrice-fixed in Sanskrit, and the yoga asana is presumably named so because of the three points of contact with the ground: two knees and an ankle.
Yoga Texts and the Tristhitasana
Tristhitasana has few references in canonical Yoga texts, although its similarity to the Vajrasana indicates that there were poses that approximated Tristhitasana before it became known as such. The Vajrasana, meaning the thunderbolt or adamantine pose is a highly regarded pose in the Yogic canon, mentioned in major texts like the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Gheranda Samhita.
Steps of Tristhitasana
It is advisable to begin the practice of Tristhitasana under some yoga expert. The steps of this asana are as follows:
Benefits of Tristhitasana
Its similarity with Vajrasana ensures all the health benefits that Vajrasana provides. Some of the advantages are as follows:
Precautions about Trsthitasana
Novice Yogis must attempt this pose with gradual trials, especially since the ankle and both knees are in contact with the ground, potentially creating great strain. Those with piles should not practice this asana.
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