Sunday, 25 June 2017
Steps to Chair Pose / Utkatasana
Stand erect with your feet slightly apart.
Stretch your hands to the front with palms facing downwards. Do not bend your elbows.
Bend the knees and gently push your pelvis down as if you are sitting in an imaginary chair.
Be comfortable or at least try to be! To get a better feel of the Chair Pose, imagine reading a newspaper or typing on a laptop as you remain seated.
Ensure that you keep your hands parallel to the ground.
With awareness, sit straight and lengthen your spine. Relax.
Keep breathing and flip through the pages of the newspaper, enjoying national and international news.
Sink deeper into the chair by gradually going down but ensure that your knees don’t go beyond your toes.
Keep going down slowly and then sit down in Sukhasana (cross-legged posture). If you want, you may lie down on your back and relax.
Sri Sri Yoga
expert: Smile throughout. It will help you to hold the posture longer. It is a good idea to do the Chair Pose after you have finished all the other standing yoga postures. You can then start with the
sitting yoga postures
lying down yoga postures
Benefits of Utkatasana / Chair Pose
Exercises the spine, hips and chest muscles
strengthen the lower back
Tones the thigh, ankle, leg and knee muscles
Balances the body
and brings determination in the mind
Dr. JACOB GEORGE
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