Knee Sequence – Chair pose

Chair or Utkatasana is a great pose. It is essentially a yoga squat that helps to strengthen your knees and also your quadriceps and glutes. If you’ve ever been to a yoga class then you’ve probably already done this pose before and can attest to it being a little challenging, but very rewarding as well.

How to get into chair pose:

  • Come to the top of your mat
  • Bring your feet together, or you can have them hip distance apart. Whichever feels best for you body.
  • Bring a slight engagement into your core (core brace).
  • Bring the weight of your body into your heels
  • Sink your hips back, as if you are going to sit in a chair, while maintaining the core brace
  • As you sink down into an imaginary chair, raise your arms overhead with palms facing one another
  • Draw the shoulders away from the ears, relaxing the shoulders
  • And bring your hands together for to heart center

What areas of your body were burning in this pose? Is this a new favorite of yours now? It’s a go to for me.

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