Yoga Pose: Revolved Chair with Extended Arms (Utthita Parivṛtta Utkaṭāsana)

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  • Revolved Chair with Extended Arms

  • Utthita Parivṛtta Utkaṭāsana

  • utthita = extended
  • parivṛtta = revolved
  • utkaṭa = fierce
  • āsana = posture
  • Category:
    Standing / Twist
  • Difficulty:
    Intermediate
  • Description:

    From Revolved Chair (Parivṛtta Utkaṭāsana), one arm reaches up to the sky and the other reaches down to the earth on the inside or the outside of the knee, depending upon your flexibility. Keep the shoulder blades squeezed together and the fingers extended out. The ribcage is lifted and the heart is open. The gaze is towards the sky, unless it hurts your neck, then the gaze is towards the earth.

  • Benefits:

    Increases the flexibility of the spine and back and stretches the shoulders. Strengthens the legs. Increases flexibility of the hip and knee joints. Improves balance. Opens the groin and stretches the hamstrings.