Tone Up Your Muscles With Yoga Pose Utkatasana: (The Chair Pose)

Understanding a few basic yoga poses will help you develop an appreciation for the practice. You can begin your yoga session with the chair pose. From a standing position , sink down into your heels into chair pose. Make sure your knees dont go over your toes.When you rise up on an inhale.Sweep your arms overhead and repeat with every posture, move on the breath.

Benefits:

Exercises the spine, hips and mid section muscles
Help strengthen the lower back and torso.
Tones the thigh, lower leg, leg and knee muscles
Balances the body and brings determination in the brain.
Increases circulation in the knee, toe and ankle joints.
Helps to cure slipped disc and lumbago in the lower spine.
Strengthens and firms upper arms and all muscles of thighs, calves and hips.

Steps:

From standing position bend the knees until the thighs are almost parallel to the floor.
Keep the butt low.
Bring the arms up towards the ceiling.
Bring a slight back bend into the upper back s if you are about to sit in a chair.
Hold 5-10 breaths.

Beginners: Work on bringing the thighs closer to closer parallel to the floor.

Precautions:

Do not practice this yoga if you have chronic knee pain, arthritis sprained your ankle; any knee problem or damaged ligaments;headache or insomnia(sleeplessness).
Take special care and proceed gently with this yoga posture during menstruation or if you have pain in the lower back.

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