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Utkatasana

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Stretches  Shoulder, Thorax
Pose type  Standing, Core
Follow-up poses  
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Note  Consult a doctor before beginning an exercise regime
Strengthens  Vertebral column, Thigh, Ankle, Calf
Preparatory poses  Adho mukha śvānāsana, Bhujangasana, Virasana
Similar  Uttanasana, Virabhadrasana I, Tadasana, Trikonasana, Baddha Koṇāsana

Utkatasana or chair pose yoga


Utkatasana (oot-kah-TAH-sah-nah; Sanskrit: उत्कटासन; IAST: Utkaṭāsana), Chair Pose, Fierce Pose, Hazardous Pose, Lightning Bolt Pose, Wild Pose, or in Bikram Yoga, Awkward Pose, is an asana.

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Utkatasana How To Do The Utkatasana And What Are Its Benefits

Chair pose utkatasana


Etymology

Utkatasana Utkatasana The Chair Pose

The name comes from the Sanskrit words utkata (उत्कट, utkaṭa) meaning "wild, frightening, above the usual, intense, gigantic, furious, or heavy", and asana (आसन) meaning "posture" or "seat".

Description

Utkatasana Utkatasana

This asana increases strength, balance and stability. The hamstrings, quadriceps, gluteal muscles, and the erector spinae muscles of the back are exercised and strengthened. The erector muscles contract isometrically to keep the normal curvature of the spine. The anterior lower leg muscles are also strengthened and developed. These include the tibialis anterior, extensor hallucis longus, extensor digitorum longus, and peroneus tertius. This group of muscles primarily extends the toes and dorsiflexes the ankle and are used for balance and stability.

Variations

Variations include:

  • Ardha Utkatasana (Half Chair Pose)
  • Parivrtta Ardha Utkatasana (Revolved Half Chair Pose)

  • Utkatasana Utkatasana Awkward Hot Yoga Doctor
    Utkatasana The Health Benefits of Utkatasana Chair Pose CNY Healing Arts

    References

    Utkatasana Wikipedia


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