Utkatasana (Chair)

Remember that with all yoga poses you should listen to your own body and if you feel any discomfort or unease stop practicing and seek assistance from a yoga and/or medical practitioner.

ASANA

Utkatasana (Chair)

WHERE

This pose is frequently found linking poses during a vinyasa or Sun Salutation series. It is also practised as a stand-alone pose.

BENEFITS

This pose builds stamina and strength in the legs as well as opening the chest and shoulders.

CAUTION

This pose is relatively safe to perform for any level of student but care should be taken around contraindications such as headache, insomnia or low blood pressure.

MEANING

Utkata means powerful or fierce. Asana is literally translated as ‘seat’ but is general understood as ‘pose/posture’.