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Math in yoga poses

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Emily L

on 3 December 2013

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Table Pose
In the table pose, there is an alternate angle (Z-pattern). Alternate angles are found in parallel and transversal lines, it makes a Z.
Triangle Pose
The triangle pose has a complementary angle, which are two angles that adds up to 90°

Seated Meditation Pose
In the seated meditation pose, there is an angle called a right angle. If there is a small square in the corner of an angle, then that means that it's a right angle. A right angle will only be 90°.
Angle relationships are everywhere in the world, even in our positions, like sitting. There's always an angle in our everyday life, like a table; paper; art pieces; and much more! But in this slideshow, I am going to show you where angle relationships are in yoga poses.
Supplementary Angles
Sunbird Pose
The sunbird pose has a corresponding angle (F-pattern). Corresponding angles are found in parallel and transversal lines, it makes an F.
Seated Angle Pose
The seated angle pose has a supplementary angle, which are two angles that adds ups to 180°.
Math relationships in yoga poses
Introduction
Alternate angles
Angles A and B will have the exact same measurements.
Complementary Angles
If you add angles A and B together, it will add up to 90° because the angle itself without the line in the middle equals 90°.

A+B= 90
Corresponding Angles
Angles A and B will have the exact same measurements.
Low Warrior Pose
The low warrior pose has a co-interior angle (C-pattern). Co-interior angles are found in parallel and transversal lines, it makes a C.
A
B
If you add angles A and B together, it will add up to 180 because the measurement 180 indicates that it is a straight line.

A+B= 180
A
B
These 2 lines are called parallel lines, these lines
will go in the same direction forever and
will never intersect.
This line right here is called
a transversal line. This line
will intersect through the
2 parallel lines.
A
B
Parallel lines
Transversal line
A
B
Co-interior Angles
Angles A and B has different measurements. To get the measurements of the co-interior angles, angles A and B has to add up to 180.

A+B= 180
Modified Cobra Pose
In the modified cobra pose, there's an angle called an obtuse angle, which is an angle that is over 90° (right angle).
Parallel lines
Transversal line
A
B
Side Plank Pose
The side plank pose has opposite angles, which are four angles that adds up to 360°. There will be two pairs of angles that will have the same measurements.
Opposite Angles
Angles A and C has the same measurements, angles B and D also has the same measurements. This is because these angles are opposite from each other. If you add angles A. B, C, and D, it will equal 360 because it makes a circle (360°)

A+B+C+D= 360
A
B
C
D
Plough Pose
In the plough pose, there is an angle call an acute angle, which is an angle that is less then 90° (right angle).
Triangles
There are four types of triangles: equilateral; right; isosceles; and scalene. The sum of a triangle (SAT) will always equal 180°.

A+B+C= 180°

Tree Pose
In the tree pose, there's a type of triangle that I can tell but I know for sure it's not an equilateral triangle because all the sides and angles of the triangle would have to be equal (all angles must be 60°). It doesn't look like a isosceles triangle either because the triangle doesn't have the hash marks on the side where it indicates that it has two sides that are equal. It also couldn't be a right angle triangle because there isn't a box in the corner of the triangle that indicates that it has a right angle. It could probably be a scalene triangle, meaning all the sides and angles of the triangle aren't the same.
Equilateral
Right
Isosceles
Scalene
Conclusion
As you can see, there are hidden angle properties in yoga poses too. Overall, angle properties are everywhere around the world, you just have to look closely to see it.
Co-interior angle
Right angle
Isosceles triangle
To get the SAT of this triangle, all you have to do is subtract (46+90) from 180. Then you will get the measurement of angle A.
46°
=180-(90+46)
=180-136
=44 (SAT)
This angle is 44°
A
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