Sitting in chair

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Photo credit: Brittany

I have decided to go through the book Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews pose by pose. I thought that this is a very smart way to give you, my readers, a full over view of all the yoga poses.  At least the poses that are universal.  There are many many variations of each pose.  If you are trying them at home, keep in mind I do at least an hour a day and I practice these poses all the time.  Your poses may and will look different and not only because of practice but also because of body types.  Our bodies are different on the inside as much as the outside.

Yoga pose for the day: Utkatasana-also known as chair pose. Stand with your feet together and grounded into the floor.  Press your legs together and arms reaching toward the ceiling along your ears.  Sit back into the pose with a nice straight back and again make sure to tuck that duck butt in! 🙂 When you look down you should be able to see your toes.  Take a deep breath and enjoy this pose for a few minutes as you feel those legs heat up.

What this pose works: extensor digitorum, triceps brachii, deltoid, infrasinatus, teres minor, erector spinae, serratus anterior, rectus abdominis, quadriceps, gluteus medius, hamstrings, soleus, tibialis anterior.  What a month full but it works all of them!