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Pose Name: Chair Pose

Indian Name: Utkatasana

Benefits:
• Exercises the spine, hips and chest muscles • Helps strengthen the lower back and torso • Tones the thigh, ankle, leg and knee muscles • Balances the body and brings determination in the mind

Precautions:
• Do not practice this yoga posture if you have chronic knee pain, arthritis, sprained your ankle; any knee problem or damaged ligaments; headache or insomnia (sleeplessness) • Take special care and proceed gently with this yoga posture during menstruation or if you have pain in the lower back