Awkward Yoga Pose
When practicing bikram yoga the awkward pose is the fourth of the poses, and is referred to as Utkatasana. It is a great pose for building up the lower body. The pose is said to work on the liver, colon and pancreas internal organs. Other benefits that you will find after performing awkward pose is an increase in the flexibility of the feet and ankles.
Benefits of Awkward Yoga Pose
The awkward pose is great for toning the muscles in the legs and opening the hip joints. You will see a definition and strength in the legs after doing the yoga pose. The pose is said to work on the liver, colon and pancreas internal organs. Other benefits that you will find after performing awkward pose is an increase in the flexibility of the feet and ankles.
How to Do Awkward Yoga Pose
- Stand on the yoga mat with feet shoulder length apart. The weight of your body should be evenly distributed throughout the length of the lower body.
- Flex the thigh muscles and turn them inward. Roll the shoulders back and lift the ribcage to lengthen the spine.
- Lift the arms in front of you and extend out from the shoulders to the fingertips. At the same time, raise the body up and onto the toes.
- Inhale and lower the hips towards the ground, allowing the knees to bend. As you lower the body, ensure that your navel is pulled in. You want to ensure proper alignment and imagining that your navel is touching your spine is the way to do this.
- Hold the pose, keeping the arms straight and extended out in front of you. The hands, wrist and arms should be in a straight line and parallel with the ground.
- To Release: Engage the muscles within the body while holding the pose for 30 seconds, then reverse the motion and relax.