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Awkward Pose

Type: Yoga
Sanskrit: Utkatasana
Level :  Equipment : No

Awkward Pose Steps:

Step 1:
Start in Mountain pose (Tadasana).

Step 2:
Step the feet hip distance apart and raise the arms shoulder height with palms facing down.

Step 3:
Inhale to energize through the legs and engage the core.

Step 4:
Exhale to press the toes into the floor as you slowly raise the heels up off the ground.

Step 5:
Inhale to stabilize the body in upright position.

Step 6:
Exhale to bend at the knees and lower the thighs until they are parallel to the floor, maintaining heels high off the ground and arms extended forward.

Step 7:
Hold the posture for 5 to 10 breaths and then return to starting position.

Top Tip:

- Improves core stabilization
- Strengthens and firms all muscles of the legs and upper arms
- Makes hip joints flexible
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