UTKATASANA: (The chair Posture)

    This refers to sit like a chair.  Though this exercise appears to be simple, only by regular practice one can perform this exercise properly.


1.  Stand in position as in Fig.  1.0.

2.  Lift the arms above the head and join the palms together  (refer Fig. 5.0).


3.  Exhaling slowly bend the knees and lower the trunk.  While doing so ensure to keep the chest as back as possible (refer Fig. 5.0).

4.  Remain in this posture for about 15 to 30 seconds.

5. Inhaling slowly come back to ;the original position.

6.  Practice this exercise one or two times.

Therapeutic Advantages

1.  It is very useful to those  who are suffering from stiffness in the shoulder and recurring pain in the knee region.

2.  It gives stimulating effect to the chest as the diaphragm is lifted up, which results in good heart functioning.

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