Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Utkatasana(chair pose or mighty pose)

  • This is the chair pose. Start in Tadasana.
  • From there inhale and raise your hands over your head with palms facing each other.
  • Then exhale and bend your knees and try and make your thighs parallel to the mat or floor.
  • Make sure that your knees do not extend out over your toes.
  • Press your tailbone down towards the floor and try and keep the back firm.
  • Stay here breathing easily for thirty seconds.
  • Then inhale and rise back up.
  • Exhale and lower your arms down to your side.

Precaution: Knee injury


  • Builds strength and endurance in the hips and thighs.
  • Opens and tones the chest and shoulders.
  • Strengthens shoulders and open the chest.
  • Strengthens and tones the ankles, thighs, calves, and spine
  • Activate and optimize the efficiency of abdominal organs, diaphragm, and heart. Reduces flat feet.

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