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Utkatasana
 

What is Utkatasana?

According to the literal translation of the Sanskrit word utkata the term utkatasana means a powerful pose. The power here refers to the life energy present within and around a person. Utkatasana teaches one the way to illuminate the inner energy.

 

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How to do Utkatasana?

Start with standing straight in Tadasana (tree pose). Inhale while stretching your arms forward and up in parallel line. Exhale, bending your knees with thighs as nearly parallel to the floor as possible and heels pressed into the ground, legs and knees together, and keeping spine, chest head, and arms in line. Hold as a static pose for four to eight breaths. To recover, reverse your path taken into the position, inhaling as your return to upright with arms over head, and exhaling as your lower your arms down to your sides. As a dynamic version, repeat moving into and out of the post, coordinating breath with movement. Repeat the dynamic version four to eight time in a slow and controlled manner.

What are the benefits of practicing Utkatasana?

1. This asana strengthens the ankles, thighs, calves, and spine and shapes the lower muscles.
2. It helps to reduce excessive body fat specially it Cuts fat pocket under butt. 
3. It also relieves menstrual cramping.
4. It is useful in conditions like joint pain and arthritis. 
5. It also improves immune
system.                                                                                                      
6. It works on liver, intestines and pancreas also.

 
Caution

Do not practice this asana if you are suffering from headache, insomnia and low blood pressure.

 

Yoga Exercises

Adho Mukha Svanasana II Anulom Viloma II Apanasana II Ardha Matsyendhrasana II Balasana II Bhunjangasana II Bidalasana II Chandrasana II Chaturangasana II Gomukhasana II Halasana II Janu Sirsasana II Jathra Parivartanasan II Konasana II Mandukasana II Matsyasana II Natarajasana II Padmasan II Paripurna Navasana II Parsva Uttanasana II Pascimottanasana II Pranayama II Purvottanasana II Salamba Sirsasana II Sarvangasana II Setu Bandha Sarvangasana II Siddhasana II Simhasana II Sukhasana II Utkatasana II Uttanasana II Utthita II Vajrasana II Virbhadrasana II Vriksasana

 
 
 

 

 

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