Utkatasana

Utkatasana

Beneļ¬ts:

  1. Strengthens the knee and hip joints.
  2. Tones the abdominal organs.
  3. Improves digestion.
  4. Alleviates lower back pain.
  5. Relieves menstrual pain.

Primary Principles:

  1. Foundation: Press the feet firmly into the floor. Lift the kneecaps and quadriceps towards the groins, hollowing the groins back. Stretch the arms towards the ceiling.
  2. Primary movement: Flexion in both of the hips, knees and ankles. Extension in the arms.
  3. Breath: Exhale to bend the knees. Inhale to lift the arms overhead. Exhale to release from the pose.

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