Ayurveda Pitta Pacifying Yoga: Chair Pose | Banyan Botanicals

Chair (Utkatasana)

A Pitta Pacifying Yoga Pose

Chair Pose

Begin in mountain pose with your feet hip distance apart, toes turned slightly in. Internally rotate your femurs and on an exhalation bend the knees and come to sit in an imaginary chair. On an inhalation, reach the arms out in front of you and hold them at a level that does not aggravate or build too much heat for you. Breathe fully and lengthen your exhalation.

Pitta Focus:

Breathe into the back of your body. Release the posture before you feel a lot of heat building up. You can always come back into it. Remind yourself to have a relaxed effort in the pose. Rather than holding the posture for a period of time, remain fluid and come in and out of the pose with your breath for several repetitions.

Benefits:

Builds strength in the thighs and abdomen as well as building lung capacity and stamina.