Utkatasana (Awkward Chair Pose)

Pure Hot Yoga Pose Benefits:

Strengthens the thighs

Pure Hot Yoga Step by Step:

1) From Mountian Pose – Tadasana bend the knees until the thighs are almost parallel to the floor.
2) Keep the butt low.
3) Bring the arms up towards the ceiling.
4) Bring a slight back bend into the upper back.
5) Hold 5-10 breaths

Pure Hot Yoga Beginners:

Work on bring the thighs closer and closer to parallel to the floor.

Pure Hot Yoga Advanced:

Try this variation: Bring the hands into a prayer position at the heart. Twist to the right side, bringing the left elbow outside the right knee. Stay low in the pose and keep the knees pressing together. Come back to center and then do the left side.