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Revolved Chair Pose

Angle-Based Images: Revolved Chair Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Revolved Chair Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Revolved Chair Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Revolved Chair Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Revolved Chair Pose Video
Revolved Chair Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin standing in mountain pose.
Revolved 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.
Revolved Chair Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Take your hands together at the center of your chest in a prayer position.
Revolved Chair Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Take a deep inhale to lengthen through your spine, use your thumbs to slightly lift your chest, and use your exhale to twist to the right, taking your left elbow outside of your right thigh, looking up toward the ceiling. Use each inhale to lengthen through your spine, and each exhale to twist a little more. Keep this breathing pattern for at least three deep breaths, then repeat on the other side.
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Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

If your elbow doesn't make it outside of your thigh, breathe in any variation of the twist that feels comfortable.

Tips

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

Benefits

Increases circulation. Is alleged to stimulate digestion and boosts metabolism. Strengthens muscle. Lengthens the spine. Relieves stiffness in neck, shoulders, and spine.

Modifications

To deepen the pose, “T” your arms out, with one hand on the ground, and the other lifted toward the ceiling. To deepen further, wrap your arms around your thighs for a full bind.

Related Exercises

  • Strength Exercises
  • Shoulders Exercises
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