Chair (Utkatasana)

A Kapha-Pacifying Yoga Pose

chair pose

Begin in Mountain Pose with your feet hip distance apart, toes turned slightly in. On an inhale, bend the knees and come to sit in an imaginary chair while lifting arms overhead (close to the sides of the ears). Spread your fingers. Bring your weight into your heels as you let your lower body support you. Breathe fully and lengthen your exhalation. 

Kapha Focus:

Feel the expansiveness of full, deep breaths and arms lifted skyward.


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