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The Chair Pose or Utkatasana is named after the look of the pose, as the Yogi appears to be sitting on a chair while performing this pose. This pose tones the entire body and is a very beneficial and therapeutic pose for those with a flat feet.
Other Names: Fierce Pose, Powerful Pose, Hazardous Pose, Lightning Bolt Pose, Wild Pose, Awkward Chair Pose, Hunkering Pose.
The Chair Pose strengthens the thighs, ankles, calves, pelvis and spine. It exercises the shoulders, quadriceps, back muscles and chest and stimulates the abdominal organs, diaphragm and heart. Practicing this pose stabilizes the knee joints and strengthens the lower back. The Chair Pose improves and increases the range of motion of your ankles
Utkatasana strengthens the body and increases balance and stability. It tones the hips and thighs and increases stamina of the body. This pose stretches the Achilles tendons and gets the heart to pump faster, stimulating the circulatory and metabolic systems.
What you need: Room with fresh air (if you’re doing it inside, otherwise do it in open area), and you.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Initial Position: Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
Drishti or Gaze: Forward
If you feel exerted, relax in Happy Baby Pose.
Beginners can take the support of a wall if they find it difficult to perform the pose. As they bend, they can adjust their position in such a manner that the tailbone touches the wall. This will give good support to the body and make it easier to perform the pose.
Beginners should also maintain a slight arch in their back while performing this pose and should also squeeze in their thighs as close as possible.