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Sunday, October 05, 2014

THE UTKATASANA - Awkward Pose - Bikram Yogasanas

Awkward Pose
This Bikram Yoga position continues warming up the body for the rest of the hot yoga series and helps build strength in the limbs and bring fresh blood to the knees and ankles. Say goodbye to cold feet, yogis! 

Benefits:

Awkward Pose (Utkatasana) gets broken down nicely in the image below. Part of Bikram Yoga’s Standing Series, this posture provides the following benefits:

^ Strengthens and firms all muscles of the legs and upper arms
^ Increases hip flexibility and relieves muscular aches and cramps
^ Heals chronically cold feet
^ Increases the circulation to the knees and ankles
^ Helps to relieve rheumatism and arthritis in the legs and helps to cure slipped discs and other problems of the lower spine
^ Awkward Pose will tone and shape your legs.
^ It heals chronically cold feet.

^ It also helps relieve rheumatism and arthritis in the legs and helps to cure slipped discs and other problems in the lower spine.

^ Improves overall body strength
^ Opens pelvis
^ Relieves menstrual cramping
^ Shapes lower muscles
^ Uses all major muscle groups
^ Cut fat pocket under butt
^ Aligns skeletal system
^ Good for digestion
^ Good for joint pain
^ Good for immune disorders
^ Good for arthritis of knees
^ Improves flexibility in toes and ankles
^ Relieves sciatica
^ Exercises liver, intestines and pancreas


Tips For Awkward Pose:
^ Keep a six inch gap between the knees feet and hands – make sure all are parallel to the floor
^ Make sure your shoulders are relaxed and down throughout all three stages of the posture
^ Focus on stretching our your arms to ease the exhaustion
^ All five fingers should be together and energized
^ Breathing always normal

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