Chair pose, or utkatasana, for my Sanskrit studying peeps, is one of those poses we see over and over in pretty much every flow class. Today I'm pointing out the most common mistakes I see people make so you'll know what to watch out for.
Five syllables that make every yoga student sigh and every yoga teacher feel like a drill instructor: ut-ka-ta-sa-na, an asana also known as Chair pose, Awkward Pose or Fierce pose. While your quads scream and your core muscles fire up, don't forget to pay attention to your Chair pose alignment. Especially since the knees are in a very vulnerable position, it bears the risk of causing knee pain. Photo: TINT teacher Young Ho Kim with Ami Norton.
Chair Pose is a standing yoga posture that tones the entire body, particularly the thighs. It involves sitting back as if you're about to fall seated into a chair, but holding the position so your muscles stabilize and strengthen. #utktasana #chairpose #yoga