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Know your asana: Utkatasana

Utkatasana or the Chair pose improves your posture and endurance. Even after practicing it for a year, you will moan in agaony! If you commit to a steady practice, you will gain stamina in this pose after a few months. When you take a break from your practice, it might feel as if all of your progress is gone once you return to the mat.

What is so special about this asana?

Utkata means “powerful” or “fierce,” and while this pose calls for fiery power in the body. It teaches us patience and endurance. While preparing us to handle stress, more calmly!

Chakra-wise

The Mooladhara chakra provides the foundation on which we build our life. It supports us in growing and feeling safe into exploring all the aspects of life. It is related to our feeling of safety and security. The root chakra is where we ground ourselves into the earth!

Benefits of Utkatasana

  • Chair Pose  strengthen your thighs, while stabilizing your knees.
  • Strengthens the ankles, thighs, calves, and spine
  • Stretches shoulders and chest
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs, diaphragm, and heart
  • Reduces flat feet
  • Improves concentration and patience levels

Pro-tip

Minimize the curvature in the back

Contra-indications

Avoid incase of severe knee pain or injury

This is one of my favourite postures, as it helps me increase my awareness. Where do I feel the tension, Am I putting more stress on the shoulders, Is my core engaged, Where is the poise and peace? Practice it and find your peace.

Iti Jain 

 

 

 

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ItI jain

Yogi. Blogger. Storyteller After, a decade of being a fitness enthusiast and various trial and errors with corporate jobs and teaching (post a PG degree in Management).



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