How to do Triangle Pose in the Pool

womand doing triangle pose in the pool using the pool steps


Directions for how to do Triangle pose in the pool

Start in a wide legged stance.  Turn your toes out on one leg.  Your arms go straight out of your shoulders in a T shape.  Inhale and as you exhale, hinge in your hips on that same side.  Keep both legs straight.  Your arms can stay on the surface of the water or shift to be one above and one below.  Spend a few breaths in the posture.  To come out, lower your arms, turn your toes in and step or heel toe your feet back together.

If you want to try a more demanding variation, repeat the posture with the leading leg on a pool step.  In either variation, try to keep your top shoulder stacked on top of the lower one.  If your top shoulder rolls forward, don’t strain your shoulder by raising it up over head.

You can see it’s called Triangle pose since that’s the shape your legs, and possibly your arms, make while in the posture.


If you need help before trying triangle pose in the pool, join my Intro to Aqua Yoga online course starting in July.  You get four weeks of resources like aqua yoga videos, audio, workbook and printed materials with the support to move your aqua yoga practice into the pool.

woman sitting in the waves with a mermaid tail telling you how she'll help you learn triangle pose in the pool



If you want to watch more pool yoga videos:

Aqua Yoga Tutorial Videos

January Aqua Yoga Videos

February Aqua Yoga Tips Videos

​More Triangle pose options:

If you are ready to try Triangle Pose in the pool, but want to do it in the context of a full practice sequence, buy my kickboard aqua yoga audio sequence.


The sequence warms you up, limbers your spine, takes you through a series of 12 traditional postures including Triangle pose and you finish with a floating meditation. It’s an mp3 file so it will play on any device including your phone. You don’t pay shipping or tax for digital downloads so it’s a great way to access these teachings if you live outside the US.

Woman showing how to do Triangle pose in the pool using the pool steps


I'm a yoga teacher who specializes in making yoga accessible for those with chronic health conditions in the pool and on land. My teaching style is engaging, responsive and fun.  Read my full bio HERE.

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