Chair pose from Sanskrit language Utkatasana means “superior, fierce, proud, high, large, immense, difficult” This is no easy sitting on invisible chair meaning, probably you got the idea, its more like a throne. Absence of this throne itself is a kind of presence. You know you left a throne right there and you look for a it, but.. its gone! Did someone take it?
” The more we play with our edges, the more we can begin to realize and honor the power of our own strength and capabilities”.
If you want a challenge, which really tones legs muscles, hips and back then try chair pose! Did you know that this pose stretches and strengthens your ancles, calves, knees,thighs,chest and shoulders, relieves tension and shoulder stiffness, improves balance metabolism & posture, stimulates heart, circulation, diaphragm&abs, and reduces symptoms of flat feet.
This pose simplicity allows for all levels of students to discover stamina and concentration. But you may not be getting all its benefits if there is an issue with alignment and technique.
There are lot of information about how to perform this pose and lots of yoga pose encyclopedias. If you will attend my classes you will get my interpretation of pose and modifications. Please come back to me if you need any support with technique, questions and etc.
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All the best with Yoga practice!