UTKATASANA: explored



1. Stand in Tadasana. Stretch the arms straight overhead, palms facing each other. You can keep the palms closer or together, but don't loose the straightness of the arms

2. Exhale bend the knees and lower the trunk until the thighs are parallel to the floor.

3. Keep the chest lifted.

4. Inhale straighten the legs. Exhale Lower the arms back to Tadasana.

Variation:

1. Stand in Tadasana. Bring the arms straight forward on shoulder height, palms facing down.

2. Exhale bend the knees and lower the trunk until the thighs and arms are parallel to the floor.

3. Keep the chest lifted and now stretch the arms straight overhead.

4. Inhale straighten the legs. Exhale Lower the arms back to Tadasana.

Benefits:

Removes Stiffness in the Shoulders.

Strengthens the legs.

Diaphragm lifted gives a gentle massage to the heart.

Abdominal Organs and Back are toned.

Chest is Developed.

Recommended for Equestrians.

Beginners Tips:

Learn to bend the knees properly and maintain the lift of the spine.

Want to dive deeper into your asana practice check out the retreats!

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