#Wellness Wednesday - Yoga For Life: Week 66

Instructional picture: how to do the yoga pose buddhist stupa pose

Instructional picture: how to do the yoga pose buddhist stupa pose

Wellness Wednesday 66: Buddhist Stupa Pose / Utkatasana 

Benefits:

Strengthens the legs.

Can help posture.

 

Foundation & General Alignment:

Start with legs wide.

Feet are pointing outward, away from body.

Legs are bent at the knees.

Thighs are parallel to the ground.

Keep pelvis in a natural position.

Back is straight.

Neck is natural, shoulders are back and away from ears.

Common Problems:

Legs aren’t wide enough.

Back is curved.

Pelvis is “tipping” forward.

Modifications:

Thighs do not have to be parallel to the ground.

Feet can be slightly turned in.

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