Utkatasana Fierce Pose aka Chair Pose - Beginner Standing Back Bendoot-KAH-TAAHS-uh-nuh
Utkaṭa (उत्कट) = Wild, Intense, Fierce
Asana (आसन) = Pose, Posture, Seat
This posture features a standing high squat with a lifted spine as if one were trying to sit into a chair. The pose is often referred to as chair pose, but it’s translation from Sanskrit (the indian language of yoga) means fierce pose. For anyone who has ever tried this pose and held it even for a little while, you would know why it is called fierce. The pose offers incredible potential to build strength in the legs, thighs, hips, spine and the back of the shoulder.
Utkatasana is an incredible power pose. It can build energy in the physical body and confidence in the emotional body.
How to do Utkatasana
Utkatasana. www.ashtangayoga.info, Retrieved 6 August 2020.
Kona www.wisdomlib.org Retrieved 4 August 2020Swenson, D. (1999) Ashtanga Yoga, the Practice Manual. (6th Edition) (Woodruff, C, Ed.). Houston, TX, United States of America. Ashtanga Yoga Productions.
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