Eka Pada Parivrtta Utkatasana - One Legged Revolved Chair Pose

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Anatomy

Elbow-Extension, Hip-Flexion, Knee-Flexion, Right Shoulder-Flexion, Spine-Rotation

Chakra

Manipuraha

Dosha

Vatha

Intensity

80

Position

Standing-Twist

Prana

Apana

Benefits

Stretches and opens the chest, shoulders and upper back. Strengthens the lower body - hip, thighs, ankles, calves and lower back. Stimulates the abdominal organs. Improves balance and focus.

Contraindications

Shoulder conditions. Lower back conditions. Hip, knee or ankle conditions.

Description

Eka Pada Utkatasana is a one-legged standing pose that opens the hips and improves balance. It enhances body coordination, as well as cultivates a sense of focus and calms the mind. As a deep twisting pose, it stimulates the abdominal organs and improves digestive functions. When balance has achieved in the pose, the body is in alignment with gravity, which also brings feelings of equilibrium and equanimity.

Preparations for the pose include chair pose, seated twist, standing twist, tiger pose twist.

To perform the pose, stand tall with the feet together. Bend the knees and bring the thighs parallel to the floor. Twist the body to the right side and lock the left arm to the outer side of the right thigh bone. Place the left palm beside the right foot and stretch the right arm to hold the left foot. Straighten the left knee. Expand your chest.

This pose is a variation of Parivrtta Utkatasana that involves one leg balancing. A strap can be used to hold the foot.