Half Squat Posture or “Chair Pose” Benefits
This challenging yoga posture variation strengthens your legs, buttocks and back, and creates balance and regulation in your body and mind. Preparation should include a sequence of both forward and backward bends to prepare your spine and legs. This will help to build endurance as you challenge your system.
Make sure you link your awareness and breath to each movement, and most especially, as you stay in the pose. As you inhale, lift your chest, arch your upper back. As you exhale, engage your belly, keep your heels firm.
Try this 3-minute Viniyoga version of the Ardha Utkatasana variation and feel the increased circulation in your body!