Utkatasana - Chair Pose

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.7 (12 votes)
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Utkata means powerful or fierce in Sanskrit. Fiji takes you through chair pose, showing you how to properly maintain alignment through the entire body. Chair pose strengthens the ankles, thighs, calves, and spine, stretches the shoulders and chest, and stimulates the abdominal organs, diaphragm, and heart, as well as the feet.

Pose Position: Standing
Body Part: Core, Shoulders, Legs

Muscle Groups

Upper Body: Trapezius
Lower Body: Quadriceps


cobra4lyfe 4 years ago

I like being able to focus each breath on a new adjustment- thank you for the helpful reminders =]

EvaG 6 years ago

Thank you for sharing, my only question is why do some people hug the knees together and others keep them apart? Does it matter?

srupert 9 years ago

This was a great video and gave me so many things to think about for chair pose! Love it.