Sunday, August 29, 2010

Yoga Posture: The Chair (Utkatasana)

Utkata means powerful, fierce, uneven.  This asana is like sitting on an imaginary chair.

The pose removes stiffness in the shoulders and corrects any minor deformities in the legs.  The ankles become strong and the leg muscles develop evenly.  The diaphragm is lifted up and this gives a gentle massage to the heart.  The abdominal organs and the back are toned, and the chest is developed by being fully expanded.  It is a beneficial pose for horsemen.

Note: Please perform the yoga under the guide of a certified yoga teacher especially for beginner. You are at your own risk and responsible if you perform on your own. Whatever provided here is just act as an information.

Source from Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar