Chair Goddess Pose – Utkata Konasana
(oot-KAH-tuh cone-AHS-uh-nuh)

Utkata = fierce
Kona = angle
Asana = posture

How to do

– Legs in a wider angle with feet turned out at a slight angle
– Upper arms parallel to the earth
– Elbows bent at shoulder height, pressing back and palms facing each other
– Knees over the ankles with torso straight
– Shoulders back and down with chest open

Benefits

– Stretches your hips and chest
– Tones the core muscles
– Strengthens the shoulders, arms, chest and upper back

Contraindications

-Chronic or recent injury to the hips, or shoulders