Start with standing straight in Tadasana (tree pose). Inhale while
stretching your arms forward and up in parallel line. Exhale,
bending your knees with thighs as nearly parallel to the floor as
possible and heels pressed into the ground, legs and knees
together, and keeping spine, chest head, and arms in line. Hold as
a static pose for four to eight breaths. To recover, reverse your
path taken into the position, inhaling as your return to upright
with arms over head, and exhaling as your lower your arms down to
your sides. As a dynamic version, repeat moving into and out of
the post, coordinating breath with movement. Repeat the dynamic
version four to eight time in a slow and controlled manner.
What are the benefits of practicing Utkatasana?