HOW TO DO CHAIR POSE:
- From Mountain pose / Tadasana.
- Exhale as you bend the knees, as if you’re about to sit down on a chair. Bring your thighs as close to parallel with the floor as possible. Send your hips back rather than your knees forward.
- Keep the back straight stacked above your hips.
- Inhale as you raise your arms up in line with your ears or in front of them.
- Keep the neck long and slide your shoulder blades down.
- Pull your lower abdomen in and up, this helps to extend and protect the lower back.
- Stay here from 5 to 15 breaths.
- To come out of the pose, inhale, press into your feet and straighten the legs, reaching up through the fingers and the crown of your head. Exhale and lower your arms to come back into Mountain Pose.
- Strengthens and stabilises the legs, ankles, thighs and feet
- Strengthens and stretches the abdominal muscles and lower back
- Opens and stretches the chest and shoulders
- Improves confidence and focus