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Chair Pose

Angle-Based Images: Chair Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Chair Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Chair Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Chair Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Chair Pose Video
Chair Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin standing in mountain pose.
Chair Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Bend your knees, sink your hips back like you are sitting down in a chair, and reach your arms high, framing your face.
Chair Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Look in front of your knees and make sure you can see your toes. If you can’t, sit your hips back until you can.
Chair Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Drop your shoulders away from your ears and look up slightly. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Make sure you can see your toes in front of your knees, if you can't, sit back a little more until you can. To build strength, you can start doing this pose with your back to a wall.

Tips

Not recommended for those suffering from insomnia, headache, or low blood pressure, or those with knee or ankle maladies.

Benefits

Builds strength, stability and stamina. Is alleged to be a fat-burning pose. Helpful in alleviating symptoms of arthritis and joint pain.

Modifications

The higher your hips are, the less intense the pose is. The lower your hips are, the more intense the pose is. For more of a balance challenge, come high onto the balls of your feet.

Related Exercises

  • Strength Exercises
  • Chest Exercises
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