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Season 1 - Episode 6

Standing Postures with Chair

5 min - Practice


Laura demonstrates how the use of a chair can help us create more space and stability in our standing postures. We look at Trikonasana (Triangle Pose), Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose), and Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose). You will feel supported from the ground up.
What You'll Need: Mat, Chair

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Feb 09, 2015
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So, hi, I just wanted to show you, when I was mentioning before, you could use a chair. I wanted to actually show you how to do that, right? So we're going to start in Trikonasana. So here we are, coming from the ground up in Trikonasana. We have our foot forward, and remember, the block was by the ankle.

So the chair is going to have to be by the ankle, just like this. My hand's going to go here, I'm going to straighten the leg. Look at all that space, ah, nice. This is helpful not only if you're feeling a little stiff, but maybe when you're pregnant and you need more space here, right? It's wonderful.

I use the chair a lot, actually. I enjoy it. I'm going to come down. So it's similar to Utittiparsvakonasana. With Utittiparsvakonasana, the chair is lined up with the foot, just like this.

The back leg goes to straight. Here I am again, using my chair, the arm floats up and over. I make that decision, do I want to spiral the chest? Really nice. You can even press the leg into the chair a little bit, get a little bit of extra stability.

All right. The last one, remember, was Ardachandrasana, Ardachandrasana, way back here, away from the chair, because I'm going to be stepping forward into the posture. So my hands on the chair, straighten myself up, and I come into Ardachandrasana. And with the chair, you make the decision, do you want to take the arm up? Keep the hand here.

And you don't need a fancy yoga chair like this. You can use your chair at home, your kitchen chair. As long as it's like a standard chair height, it'll work great. So give that a try if you're having trouble using the block. Namaste.


Sharon H
1 person likes this.
Thanks for the boost. Enables me to continue my creaky practice .
Laura Tyree
Yay for creaky practices! Yay for ANY practices of yoga. Keep it up! I plan to as well. Many Blessings!


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