Chair Pose (Utkatasana) Variation with Blocks

Chair pose strengthens the legs, hips, ankles, calves, and core, while stretching the chest and shoulders. It can help to reduce the symptoms of flat feet and stimulates the abdominal organs.

A common problem in Chair pose is that the knees and arms start to drift apart, causing issues with alignment. Using blocks helps to keep the body aligned.

Chair Pose Variation with Blocks: How to Do it Step-by-Step

Step 1

Get into Mountain Pose (standing straight)

Step 2

Place a block between the thighs and press another block between your hands.

Step 3

Lower into Chair Pose, squeezing block blocks to keep the hips, knees, and shoulders aligned. Stay here for 3-5 breaths, and then slowly release back to standing.

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