The Triangle Pose / Utthita Trikonasana

Trikonasana strengthens the legs, hips and arms and build strength in the core of the body. It stretches and aligns the spines as it elongates the sides of the body.

For people with Scoliosis, the Triangle Pose is beneficial for all four curve patterns, and it also de-roates the spine.

Since Scoliosis is a lateral curve off the spine, lateral bends help to lessen the curvature when practiced correctly.

As needed you may use props such as mat, wall, block, chair or rope wall to hold the pose. Ideally you should hold the pose for 90 seconds each side.

Triangle Pose Against the Wall (Front)

Triangle Pose Against the Wall (Back)

Credit: Yoga For Scoliosis, A Path for Students and Teachers by Elize Browning Miller and Nancy DL Heraty

Yoga for Scoliosis

Last week I submitted my Thesis on Yoga for Scoliosis.  During the past year I had been working with clients whose bodies and lives have been severely impacted by Scoliosis. Under the guidance of my teacher, Elise Miller, I have been teaching my clients specific yoga poses and yoga sequences to help alleviate their specific types of scoliosis. Each client has testified to some improvement in their spinal curvature while also realizing strong reductions of Pain and great enhancements in overall flexibility. One client, who had debilitating migraines for years, says she no longer has migraines.  With continued practice the clients should soon realize greater improvements in their overall scoliosis condition. I will now be reaching out for additional clients who are suffering from scoliosis.

The Completion of my Scoliosis Thesis

Fee Schedule, Contact and Location Information

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Fee Schedule

Therapeutic Massage  (Incall at Esprit Park Townhouse Studio, 830 Minnesota St, SF, CA 94107)

$80 for 60 Minutes

$120 for 90 Minutes


1-1 Yoga Class

$30 for 60 minutes

$50 for 90 minutes

Viva La Vida | Alfonso’s Yoga Classes on the Source Events Cruise

On the Full Moon Costa Rica & Panama Canal Gay Source Events Cruise on the 5-Star Wind Star Sailing Ship, Alfonso Castano will be leading daily Yoga Classes including his innovative & fun Viva La Vida Iyengar Yoga Fitness Class.    For more information about Source Events, please visit