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Yoga Asana, Twisting into Revolved Chair Pose, Parivrtta Utkatasana

 

 

chair pose

Feeling into the strength of the body, my quads awaken, noticing their own ability. Their power. The grace of the twist is intentional and love centered as the heart space shines up towards the beautiful sun.

For this asana, you start in chair pose, Utkatasana, feet are hip distance apart, sitting back into your seat, knees strong and bending as your hips sink back, axial extension through the spine as you twist from the thoracic and connect your opposite elbow to the opposite knee. And don’t forget to breathe and move your beautiful energy around.

Settling into Parivrtta Utkatasana

Revolving the body in space while feeling into the strength of the legs.

This is a beautiful pose to find your self in and to feel fully into the body. It allows our spinal column to express itself outside of the normal motions of forward and backward. To twist is to wring out tension that settles along the central nervous system, our side body, and hips.

Revolved chair pose feels both vulnerable and strong. I feel grounded in my feet as I notice the tripod of contact holding my body steady. I feel strong and beautiful. I feel my heart singing hello’s to the sun. I feel the strength of my quads and the position of my thigh bone in my hip joint. It feels like ease and discomfort all at the same time.

 

 

As part of yoga teacher training with Detroit Yoga Lab, we work individually with a wide variety of poses to help us understand them on a deeper level, so that we can know them inside out. Notice how the body feels in this pose. What areas are getting strengthened and stretched. Something I used to take for granted. Now I feel so aware of my body in space and I work to honor her.

The beautiful union between ourselves and the universal energy that animates each and every thing.

I hope this serves as a gentle reminder to really step into your body. Notice how it moves in space. What do you feel when in your favorite asana? How quickly do you find yourself moving? Can you notice the subtle energy coursing through your body.

Wow, how incredible to have a physical body, I am humbled.

 

Wishing you a love filled day ⭐

Chair Pose (try the foundational pose before stepping into revolved)

Locust Pose (Because we are not utilizing our back strength enough:D)

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