Utkaṭāsana – I
Utkaṭa means "wild" or "frightening" or "above the usual" or "intense" or "gigantic" or "furious" or "heavy". This pose is popularly known as imaginary chair pose.
- Stand in Tāḍāsana.
- Move the feet one foot apart.
- Bring the hands to the shoulder level. Arms parallel to each other. Palms facing downwards.
- Breathe out and bend the knees and lower the trunk till thighs are parallel to the floor.
- Do not bend forward, but keep the chest as far back as possible.
- Stay in this pose for few seconds breathing normally.
- Breathe in and straighten the legs, lower the arms and come back to Tāḍāsana and relax.
- The ankles become strong and the leg muscle develop evenly.
- This āsana improves the abdominal organs, spine, chest.
- This pose removes stiffness in shoulders and corrects any minor deformities in legs