Utkatasana

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Utkatasana

Utkatasana (/tkɑːˈtɑːsɑːnɑː/ oot-kah-TAH-sah-nah[1][dubious ]; Sanskrit: उत्कटासन; IAST: Utkaṭāsana), Chair Pose,[2] Fierce Pose,[3][4] Hazardous Pose,[5] Lightning Bolt Pose,[1] Wild Pose[6] in which the knees are hips-width apart, the knees are bent, hips are back, chest is forward, and arms are above head, in line with the ears [7]. The other possible etymology is ut+kati which means 'high waist' as suggested by madhav kayastha.

Etymology[edit]

The name comes from the Sanskrit words utkata (उत्कट, utkaṭa) meaning "wild, frightening, above the usual, intense, gigantic, furious, or heavy",[6] and asana (आसन) meaning "posture" or "seat".[8]

Variations[edit]

Variations include a rotated pose, Parivritta Utkatasana.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Budilovsky, Joan; Adamson, Eve (2000). The complete idiot's guide to yoga (2 ed.). Penguin. p. 149. ISBN 978-0-02-863970-3. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Yoga Journal - Chair Pose". Retrieved 2011-04-11.
  3. ^ "Utkatasana". Retrieved 2011-04-11.
  4. ^ Hirschl, Meta Chaya (2010). Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers. Prajna Publishing. p. 129. ISBN 978-0-9823055-0-8. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  5. ^ Yogi Pranavananda (1 January 1997). Pure Yoga. Motilal Banarsidass Publ. p. 63. ISBN 978-81-208-1508-7. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Utkatasana - AshtangaYoga.info". Retrieved 2011-04-11.
  7. ^ http://www.yogabasics.com/asana/chair/
  8. ^ Sinha, S.C. (1 June 1996). Dictionary of Philosophy. Anmol Publications PVT. LTD. p. 18. ISBN 978-81-7041-293-9. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  9. ^ Active Interest Media, Inc. (2004-09 - 2004-10). Yoga Journal. Active Interest Media, Inc. p. 73. ISSN 0191-0965. Retrieved 11 April 2011. Check date values in: |date= (help)

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