Utkatasana (Chair / Fierce / Powerful Pose) – Overview
- Features: Utkatasana (Chair Pose), and related poses such as Parivrtta Utkatasana (Revolved Chair Pose), Eka Pada Utkatasana (One Legged Chair) and Padangustha Padma Utkatasana (Half Lotus Toe Balance)
- Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
- Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.
“utkata” = powerful, fierce
Intense Powerful Pose or Fierce Pose
Also known as: Chair Pose
In Bikram Hot Yoga, called: Awkward Pose
Revolved Chair Pose
Eka Pada Utkatasana
One Legged Chair Pose
Padangustha Padma Utkatasana
Half Lotus Toe Balance
Dharma Mittra calls this Ardha Prapadasana (Half Bound Tiptoe Pose)
See Variations in menu above for more about this pose
In Bikram Hot Yoga, called Toe Stand Pose: Padangustasana
Heart of Poses
- One Legged Versions: Hip Stretch
- Revolved Version: Twist
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