Chair pose is a very useful and easy. It can be performed by beginners and like the tadasana it develops balancing, to perform the other asanas with ease.
Stand in tadasana. Inhale and raise your arms above your head and join your palms together. Exhale and bend your knees.
Try and bring your thighs parallel to the ground. Lean your torso slightly forward. Your knees should be bent forward and should not be in line with your legs.
Chair Pose Yoga
Your body should resemble a chair at this stage.
Press your tailbone and thighs towards the floor. Press your arms against your ears and stretch them as far as possible. Keep your spine straight and breathe normally.
Your legs should be in a right angle to the thighs and your torso should be the same.
Remain in this pose for 30-60 seconds and release by straightening your knees and inhaling.
Benefits of the chair pose
- This pose strengthens the spine, torso and the legs.
- It strengthens the shoulders and the chest and stimulates the abdominal organs, diaphragm and the heart.
- Therapeutically, it reduces flat feet.
As a beginner, for balance purposes, you might want to practice this pose near a wall.