Utkatasana or Chair pose is extraordinary compared to other yoga postures for tenderfoots as it is a straightforward ‘standing asana’. The term Utkatasana is a blend of the words “Utkata” (the Sanskrit word for wild or perilous) and asana (which means act); this is the reason this stance is at times alluded to as the ‘Furious Pose’ or the ‘Risky Pose’.

Utkatasana is known as the Chair act like it would appear that you are perched on an undetectable seat. Utkatasana requires assurance and center and this is the reason it is a standout amongst the most normally prescribed yoga stances for apprentices as it makes the privilege mental state to perform asanas. Fundamental yoga stances, for example, chair pose are perfect yoga practices for amateurs as they likewise enhance general adaptably and adjust.

How to do Utkatasana (Chair Pose, उत्कटासन)

Utkatasana, Chair Pose


Utkatasana ought to be performed no less than 4 – 6 hours after a dinner and you ought to guarantee that your stomach and insides are vacant right now. Despite the fact that it is a simple yoga posture, you can play out a couple of preliminary asanas to expand the quality and adaptability of the muscles you will connect with while playing out this stance.

You can take in a couple of Utkatasana prep stances, for example, Adho Mukha Shvanasana (Downward Facing Dog posture), Bhujangasana (Cobra stance), and Virasana (Hero posture) before you figure out how to do Chair posture. These prep postures for Utkatasana are fundamental yoga represents that will extend and reinforce the muscles of your thighs, lower legs, and calves and adjust your vertebral section.

These are the 7 Chair posture steps

1. Stand erect with your feet somewhat separated.

2. Breathe in and raise your arms opposite to the floor. Either keep the arms parallel, palms confronting internal, or join your palms.

3. Breathe out and twist your knees, attempting to keep your thighs as parallel to the floor as could be expected under the circumstances.

4. Your knees will extend out finished your feet, and your middle will lean forward marginally finished your thighs until the point when your middle structures a rough right edge with the highest points of your thighs.

5. Keep your thighs parallel to each other and push down on your pelvis towards your foot rear areas.

6. Firm your shoulder bones against your back and keep your spine protracted.

7. Remain in this position for 30 seconds to a moment, while breathing equitably.

It is critical to take after the child pose arrangement of ventures to amplify the impacts of this asana and to guarantee that you don’t strain any of the muscles in your thighs or calves.

Utkatasana benefits (Chair Pose)

Utkatasana reinforces the thighs and gives them more power and adaptability; in actuality it is extraordinary compared to other thigh fortifying yoga asanas.

  • This stance likewise practices the spine, hip and chest muscles.
  • This asana reinforces the lower body while extending the upper back.
  • This stance builds your lung limit and strengthens and empowers your whole body.
  • Honing Utkatasana all the time will likewise tone and settle your knee and lower leg joints.
  • It additionally draws in all your center muscles and diminishes level feet.

Yoga unites physical and mental orders to build muscle adaptability and body tone while additionally disposing of stress and nervousness. Yoga for fortifying thigh muscles would be particularly advantageous to competitors and wellness lovers, yet it can be utilized by pretty much anybody as it doesn’t give you cumbersome muscle yet rather it gives you fit shapely legs.

Chair pose is physically and rationally burdening as it expects you to center your brain and your vitality to keep up this stance. Numerous yoga tenderfoots lose their concentration inside a couple of minutes as their mind begin; in any case, with customary yoga hone you will have the capacity to conquer this issue. The Chair posture for fledglings by and large comprises of similar strides however the measure of time spent in this position is significantly shorter.

Learners can likewise attempt one of the Utkatasana varieties, for example, the Ardha Utkatasana (Half Chair posture) which does not require your thighs to be parallel to the ground. Ardha Utkatasana does not put as much weight on your thigh muscles thus it is great to begin with this stance and after that proceed onward to Utkatasana.

Contraindications Of Utkatasana  (Chair Pose)

While the advantages and significance of chair pose asana are massive, there are sure conditions when you ought to keep away from this posture. Abstain from rehearsing this asana on the off chance that you have torment in your lower back or on the off chance that you have unending knee torment, joint pain, a sprained lower leg, migraine, or a sleeping disorder. In the event that you are bleeding or on the off chance that you have low pulse, it is smarter to keep away from this asana.

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